Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clash at PMQs HOURS before Brexit talks

Mail Online | 1/30/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor, For Mailonline
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Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn clashed bitterly over Brexit at PMQs today - just hours before they are holding talks intended to find a joint way forward.

Mrs May and the Labour leader brutally laid into each other in a particularly bad-tempered session - with each accusing the other of scuppering the chances of a deal with the EU.

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At one point as they traded blows, Mr Corbyn jibed that he was 'looking forward' to their talks later.

And when he accused her of refusing to compromise, Mrs May retorted: 'He’s a fine one to talk about coming together when it was only last night when he agreed to actually meet me to talk about these issues.'

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The pair are due to meet around at around 3pm in the PM's Commons office - depriving the Opposition leader of the chance to strike a pose outside the famous No10 door.

Mr Corbyn was finally forced to climb down over his refusal to hold talks with Mrs May after an humiliating set of Commons votes last night.

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In a dire night for Mr Corbyn, 14 of his own MPs voted against a proposal he backed to keep Britain in the EU beyond March 29 if no deal is agreed by the end of the month.

Most of the rebels represent constituencies that voted Leave in the 2016 referendum.

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An amendment pushing Labour's Brexit policy was then roundly defeated, before Mrs May's plan for returning to Brussels and renegotiating the Irish backstop was passed - with support from seven Labour MPs.

Mr Corbyn only ended up on the winning side in a non-binding vote against a no...
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