Sunday , March 29 2020

Opposition leader pushes for parliament vote on new Brexit referendum

London: British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn moved a step ahead in arranging another referendum on European Union membership by trying to use parliament to take control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May.

The clock ticking  on March 29 the date for Brexit, UK in plunged in political crisis in half a century as it grapples on how to exit he European project it joined in 1973.

Since May’s divorce deal with the European Union  was turned down by 432-202 MPs over the previous week, the biggest defeat in modern British history, MPs have been trying to come out of the crisis, yet no option is supported by vast majority.

Labour put an amendment and seeking to pressurize the govt to give parliament time to consider and vote on options to prevent a “no deal” exit including a union wit EU, and “a public vote on a deal”.

“It is time for Labour’s alternative plan to take centre stage, while keeping all options on the table, including the option of a public vote,” said Corbyn.

However, the party expressed it did not mean it supported another referendum and MPs warned that the changes won’t make them acquire the support of parliament.

 

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