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UK PM warns of leadership change

LONDON, Nov 18 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May has warned Conservative members pushing for a leadership contest that they could delay Brexit or even stop it.
Speaking to Sky News, May said a new Conservative Party leader would not make negotiations with the EU any easier - after days of speculation over a leadership election.
"A change of leadership at this point isn't going to make the negotiations any easier and it's not going to change the parliamentary arithmetic," she said.
May added she was going back to Brussels over the next seven days and was determined to deliver the Brexit that was best for country, but would not be swayed by talk of leadership challenges.
"What it will do is mean there is a delay to those negotiations and that's a risk that Brexit gets delayed or frustrated," she said, adding: "This isn't about me. This is about the national interest. The next seven days are critical." Meanwhile, Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would vote against the final draft EU withdrawal agreement at parliament.
He lashed out at the over-500-papaer document, saying that it is ambiguous and cannot meet Britain's interests. (end) mrn.mt