By JILL LAWLESS / The Associated Press
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LONDON — Britain’s Conservative government and opposition Labour Party have a duty to strike a compromise Brexit agreement to end months of political deadlock over Britain’s exit from the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday.
Writing in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, May told Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: “Let’s do a deal.”
The prospect of a cross-party compromise has alarmed many Conservatives, however, and even May said it was “not what I wanted, either.”
“But we have to find a way to break the deadlock — and I believe the results of the local elections give fresh urgency to this,” she wrote.
The Conservatives are desperate to move forward after losing hundreds of positions in last week’s local authority elections. Labour also suffered losses as voters punished both main parties for the Brexit impasse.
Almost three years after Britain voted to leave the EU, the date and terms of Brexit remain uncertain. The U.K.’s departure date has been postponed from March 29 until Oct. 31 because May has been unable to get British lawmakers to approve her divorce deal with the EU.
But suggestions that May’s government might…