UK PM May outlines to France’s Macron talks with opposition Labour Party

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May leave after a meeting to discuss Brexit, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May updated French President Emmanuel Macron on discussions with the opposition Labour Party aimed at finding a way out the Brexit impasse, her office said on Tuesday.

“The prime minister updated President Macron on the ongoing talks with the Opposition to agree a way forward that respects the result of the 2016 referendum,” a spokesman said.

“They also discussed upcoming European Parliamentary elections with the PM saying that the government was working very hard to avoid the need for the UK to take part.”

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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