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News ID: 36250
Publish Date: 15:41 - 04 March 2019
TEHRAN, Mar 04 - British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled £1.6 billion ($2.12 billion, 1.87 billion euros) in regional development funds Monday in what opposition MPs dismissed as a "desperate bribe" to persuade them to back her Brexit deal.

UK regional funding dubbed 'desperate bribe' for Brexit votesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The money for new jobs and training is mostly directed at northern English areas which backed leaving the European Union and are represented by lawmakers from the main opposition Labour party.

"Communities across the country voted for Brexit as an expression of their desire to see change," May said in a statement announcing the funds.

"These towns have a glorious heritage, huge potential and, with the right help, a bright future ahead of them," she added.

But Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell said: "This town fund smacks of desperation from a government reduced to bribing MPs to vote for their damaging flagship Brexit legislation.

"The reason our towns are struggling is because of a decade of cuts, including to council funding and a failure to invest in businesses and our communities."

Many of May's own Conservative lawmakers remain opposed to the withdrawal agreement struck between her government and Brussels.

It has forced May to look across the political divide if she has any hope of getting the deal through parliament's lower House of Commons before Brexit day on March 29.

Source: AFP

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