Britain’s Labour Party Leader Backs Brexit Referendum

After parliament voted 432-202 against her divorce deal in January, May is trying to negotiate changes to the exit deal she agreed with the European Union previous year and had promised to bring it back for approval in parliament by March 12 at the latest.

All eyes will be on the House of Commons today (27 February) to watch the vote on Labour's Alternative Brexit plan - the pro-Europeans among us will be hoping that they lose.

Labour's annual conference voted to keep a second referendum on the table, but made clear that the party's priority was an early election to allow it to implement its Brexit plan for a customs union with a United Kingdom say, close ties with the single market and dynamic alignment with EU workplace and environmental regulations.

"It is unacceptable to allow our representatives to slander the party and its members whilst we put them into office", the motion said.

MPs also rejected an amendment from the SNP to rule out no deal under any circumstances by 324 votes to 288.

Shadow chancellor Mr McDonnell said she should reject claims she supported a "breakaway party" to show members she was "sticking with Labour".

Just as many are accusing the Prime Minister Theresa May of running out the clock, in order to make passage of her Withdrawal Agreement more likely; running out the clock also works to the advantage of People's Vote campaigners.

"I've asked to see Jeremy on Monday next week to talk about how we can further improve our measures to deal with anti-Semitism".

In the Labour party, many suspect that the leader of the party has stayed true to his Eurosceptic roots and, despite protestations, is keen for Brexit to happen over the (current) wishes of the vast majority of his party.

The opposition Labour party moved this week to support a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership.

Richard Leonard insisted his party's focus was on persuading Theresa May to soften the terms of her Brexit agreement with Brussels, rather than forcing another public vote.

Labour's decision to support a second referendum will cost the party dearly in our heartlands and marginal seats.

Local Labour member Patrick Moule posted a picture of the motion on Twitter, saying: 'Hackney North CLP passed this utter disgrace of a motion this evening, 45 votes to 35.

British Prime Minister Theresa May faces significant pressure as more than 100 Conservative MPs voted against her proposal on February 27 to postpone the UK's exit from the European Union beyond March 29.

Well at least no-deal looks to be off the table...

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The ultimate outcome remains unclear, with scenarios ranging from a last-minute deal to another referendum that May has warned would reopen the divisions of the 2016 referendum campaign or even scupper Brexit.

Thornberry said she would "certainly be campaigning for us to remain" and asked if Corbyn would do the same, replied: "If it's a choice between a disastrous Tory Brexit or no deal, and remaining, then that is what we will have to do".

Before May's concessions on Tuesday, Cooper had been assembling support from all parties for an amendment that would have ensured parliament had a chance to block a no-deal exit and seek a delay.


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