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UK's billions to poorer towns branded «bribe» to pass Brexit vote

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As the United Kingdom’s government has announced a 1.6-billion-pound (1,9-billion-euro) investment in the country’s less well-off towns, opposition members of parliament have called the scheme a bribe to convince the British parliament to pass the Brexit deal.

British public broadcaster BBC reports on Monday, February 4, that over than half of the money will go to the north of England and the Midlands to bring jobs and stimulate growth.

To win the coming vote for the UK-EU withdrawal agreement, which British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised will be on or before March 12, she could find herself relying on the votes of Labour MPs from Leave-voting parts of the country.

A leading oppostion figure, MP John McDonnell from the Labour Party commented that the funding «smacks of desperation from a government reduced to bribing MPs to vote for their damaging flagship Brexit legislation».


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  1. Sir Kevin Parr Bt says:

    What utter rubbish Government do not want to leave EU and loose the allowances. All that goes on is to leave EU but are Government racing to leave.No and no one with sense would desert a club that is a union of solid strength and trade .Government should have handed out information to public to help them understand instead they failed and Nigel Farage ,that Russian blooded agent poisoned the public telling them lies .He even said on TV that all membership to EU cash would go to keep the national Health going. He had no power or position to to say anything .It gave the loud mouthed no it alls and the barrack room lawyers the wind to create mayhem. To leave the EU ,well we see it all happening in real time before us as i speak. it can only be worse mark my words. Churchill will roll in his grave.

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