UK Labour Party says open to discussing different timetable for Brexit law

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 16:53 GMT

LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Tuesday it was open to finding a compromise on the timetable for passing Brexit legislation through parliament, having rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's proposal to fast-track the exit bill.

"I remain available at any point to seek a consensus with you on a programme motion that would command the support of all sides of the house," said Labour's Chief Whip Nick Brown, in a letter to his opposite number in government, published by Brown's office on Twitter.

The government's timetable, known as a programme motion, is due to be put to a vote after 1800 GMT. Labour said earlier it would vote against the timetable. (Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper)

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