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Labour will back second referendum when Brexit legislation is brought in


Added 10-20-19 01:36:04pm EST - “Labour will support efforts to hijack Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week in a bid to make the Prime Minister's divorce agreement subject to a second referendum.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Labour will back second referendum when deal legislation is brought in”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Labour will support efforts to hijack Boris Johnson's Brexit deal this week in a bid to make the Prime Minister's divorce agreement subject to a second referendum, two of the party's most senior figures revealed today.

Sir Keir Starmer said it was 'inevitable' an amendment calling for a confirmatory public vote would be brought forward and Labour would support it when the PM asks MPs to back his deal as John McDonnell agreed with the shadow Brexit secretary.

Meanwhile, Sir Keir confirmed Labour will try to change the deal to include the UK being in a customs union with the EU after Brexit in a move which would potentially torpedo the whole agreement.  

On Tuesday, the PM is expected to try to rubberstamp his deal by voting on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and his chances of victory were given a boost today after ex-Tory MPs Sir Oliver Letwin and Amber Rudd said they will back it. 

Brussels has indicated it will wait for the result of a Commons vote on the deal before deciding whether to offer the UK a delay after Mr Johnson forwarded Parliament's demand for an extension to the bloc while also setting out his opposition to one.

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