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PM May says Britain will not compromise on the Brexit plan



London (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will not compromise with Brussels on her Brexit plan because, according to media reports, rivals in her party would publish their own proposal for a cleaner break with the European Union.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May visits the Royal Welsh Show on July 26, 201

8 in Llanelwedd, Wales. Christopher Furlong / Pool on Reuters

With less than two months, Britain and the EU want to agree to an agreement to end over 40 years of the Union, May struggles to sell what they have their business-friendly Brexit to their own party and shared over one Country names.

The EU has tentatively welcomed what has become known as the Checkers Plan, which aims to protect cross-border trade, but difficult negotiations are imminent.

"I am not being urged to accept compromises on the Checkers proposals that are not in our national interest," May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper.

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London on June 12, 2018. REUTERS / Toby Melville / ARCHIVE PHOTO

"The coming months will be crucial for shaping the future of our country, and I'm clear on my mission."

The plan would put Britain in a free trade zone with the EU for industrial goods and services keep agricultural products. But some advocates of Brexit have said that this would mean that parts of the UK economy would continue to be subject to the rules set in Brussels.

Two of the highest-ranking lawmakers in May – Boris Johnson and David Davis – resigned in July as Secretary of State and Brexit Secretary to protest May's plan. They said it was not going far enough and the millions of voters disappointed left the EU in the 2016 referendum.

According to a Sunday Times report, the May Party's premier Brexiters are ready to publish their own Brexit plan ahead of the party's annual conference, which begins in late September.

That would aim to increase the pressure on May to reach an agreement with Brussels with parliamentary votes in Westminster before Britain leaves the EU on 29 March next year.

May reiterated that Britain would be willing to leave the EU without a deal if the two sides can not agree on divorce conditions.

Reporting by Kate Holton; Edited by Marguerita Choy

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