Brexit bill to be introduced in early June

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Media captionBarclay: There needs to be an “end point” to Brexit talks

A bill implementing the Brexit deal will be introduced in the first week of June, the government has confirmed.

Downing Street said this was “imperative” if the UK was to leave the EU before MPs’ summer recess.

The government also said talks with Labour would continue on Wednesday in an attempt to agree a direction through the Brexit impasse.

Attempts to find a cross-party compromise began after the PM’s Brexit deal was rejected three times by MPs.

A Labour spokesman said Jeremy Corbyn had raised concerns “about the prime minister’s ability to deliver on any compromise agreement”.