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Second minister quits May's government while talks with Corbyn constructive

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Christian Fernsby ▼ | April 3, 2019
A junior minister has quit Theresa May's government over her decision to request a further delay to Brexit.
Chris Heaton-Harris
Britain   Chris Heaton-Harris
Chris Heaton-Harris made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon.

The MP, who was a junior Brexit minister, said he left May's government because he "could not support a further extension to Article 50.

Talks between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn to break the Brexit deadlock have been called "constructive".

The two leaders met on Wednesday afternoon and agreed a "programme of work" to try to find a way forward to put to MPs for a vote.

It is understood that each party has appointed a negotiating team, which will meet later tonight before a full day of discussions on Thursday.

A spokesman for No 10 said both sides were "showing flexibility".