Theresa May To Ask British Lawmakers To Vote On Second Brexit Referendum

Speaking at the headquarters of PricewaterhouseCoopers, May appealed to lawmakers to get behind her deal, offering the prospect of a possible second referendum on the agreement and closer trading arrangements with the European Union as incentives.

The BIA says that when it comes to no-deal, the position of the government is that 31 October is the only date on which this can occur, and has asked the biopharma industry to keep all measures such as stockpiling in place "but on hold until further guidance is available".

Talks with Labour broke down last night following Tory MPs pressuring a tearful Mrs May into agreeing she will quit after Brexit is implemented.

Ms. May has been trying to win parliamentary approval for the Brexit deal since last November. "But this speech from the PM means there is no way I will support the Withdrawal Agreement Bill".

At the start of a three hour 20-minute marathon Cabinet, that Prime Minister presented her ministers with a paper outlining her "bold" new Brexit offer. After an eye-roll, the prime minister promised a odd, complex, Commons process.

Labour, the Lib Dems and SNP have voted against delivering Brexit again and again.

But Commons leader Andrea Leadsom, who has said she could stand in the contest to replace Mrs May, insisted the United Kingdom had to be prepared to walk away without a Brexit deal.

May said she was "making a new offer to find common ground in Parliament".

"Two - a commitment that, should the backstop come into force, the Government will ensure that Great Britain will stay aligned with Northern Ireland".

Still, Conservatives and Labour parliamentarians are still at loggerheads about the best deal to strike with the European Union, leaving Ms May's latest proposal under a cloud of uncertainty.

"Three - the negotiating objectives and final treaties for our future relationship with the European Union will have to be approved by MPs".

She said: "I recognise the genuine and honest strength of feeling across the House on this important issue".

When challenged over how Labour supporters who voted Leave would then have their wishes represented by the party if it campaigned to Remain, Thornberry said: "We want to deliver what the public wants us to do".

Almost three years after the United Kingdom voted 52 per cent to 48 per cent in a referendum to leave the EU, it remains unclear how, when or even if the country will leave the European club it joined in 1973.

Speaking on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, he said: "What we fought the general election on was to respect the result of the referendum, and to try to get a deal which guarantees trade and relations with Europe in the future".

"Five - there will be no change in the level of environmental protection when we leave the EU".

"It is practical. It is responsible".

"Boris Johnson becomes PM in early September on a "no deal if we have to" platform", Barr said.

She will continue to warn that anyone voting against her latest plan risks losing Brexit altogether.


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