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BRIGHTON, Sept. 25, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Keir Starmer, Labour Party's shadow Brexit secretary, delivers his keynote speech during day two of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, Britain, on Sept. 25, 2017. (Xinhua/Han Yan/IANS) by .
Keir Starmer, Labour Party's shadow Brexit secretary,

The government has not proposed any changes to the UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal during cross-party talks, says shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer…reports Asian Lite News

BRIGHTON, Sept. 25, 2017 (Xinhua) -- Keir Starmer, Labour Party's shadow Brexit secretary, delivers his keynote speech during day two of the Labour Party Conference in Brighton, Britain, on Sept. 25, 2017. (Xinhua/Han Yan/IANS) by .
Keir Starmer, Labour Party’s shadow Brexit secretary,

Meetings have been taking place between Tory and Labour politicians to find a proposal to put to the Commons before an emergency EU summit next week.

But Sir Keir said the government was not “countenancing any change” on the wording of the existing plan.

A Downing Street spokesman said: “We have made serious proposals.”

The government was “prepared to pursue changes to the political declaration”, a plan for the future relationship with the EU, to “deliver a deal that is acceptable to both sides”, the spokesman said.

Sir Keir said the government’s approach was “disappointing”, and it would not consider any changes the “actual wording” of the political declaration. “Compromise requires change,” he said.

“We want the talks to continue and we’ve written in those terms to the government, but we do need change if we’re going to compromise.”