Jeremy Corbyn today warned he is “suspicious” Theresa May is trying to “run down the clock” on Brexitafter the pair met for a rare 45-minute meeting.
Mr Corbyn’s spokesman appeared to indicate the Prime Minister was open to a customs union – saying she was “seriously engaged with the detail and what might find common ground in Parliament”.
But speaking within minutes, Mrs May’s official spokesman warned her plan is “not possible” if she accepts Mr Corbyn’s demand for a customs union with the EU.
Just 58 days before Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn’s team said the talks were “useful” and although a date’s not been set, the pair will meet again “soon”.
But Mr Corbyn also warned reporters after the meeting: “The whole process looks like it’s running down the clock by saying, well, it’s either the problems and the difficulties of no deal or support a deal that’s already been rejected by the House of Commons.
“I’m suspicious that there is a programme of running down the clock here.”