Keir Starmer says 'public vote has to be an option' for Labour

Posted January 20, 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal has been thrown out by her parliament.

A Yorkshire Post graphic showing how our MPs voted this week.

. Crucially, since there is now a majority in parliament against no deal, there is no majority for a single alternative.

The comments came as worldwide trade secretary Liam Fox said it is largely down to other countries to "put the work in" to ensure the UK's free trade agreements continue to apply after a no-deal Brexit scenario.

But he repeated his own condition for talks: a pledge to block a no-deal Brexit.

Theresa May in the Commons this week.


Her Leave-supporting constituents feel a second referendum supported by the Labour Party would betray their loyalty.

The woman poised to replace Angela Merkel as Germany's next chancellor has made a last-minute plea to the United Kingdom to remain in the EU, saying Britain is "part of who were are as Europeans". Right-wing opposition to the Withdrawal Agreement has centred on the so-called backstop provision to ensure a free border in Ireland.

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"After the horrors of the Second World War, Britain did not give up on us", it continued.

The pound nudged slightly lower early Thursday as May scrambled to swiftly assemble a new Brexit strategy in cross-party talks, but recovered later in the European session. Only 18% approve of his response on Brexit, while 58% disapprove.

The plan then needs to get through the House of Commons.

Elsewhere in the county, there were some of the highest leave results in the United Kingdom, with 71 per cent of voters in Barnsley East and Great Grimsby opting for out and 73 per cent in Hull East.

"We need a deal that secures a new customs union that protects businesses, worker and environmental standards and secures access to the single market".

The Labour leader is coming under pressure from dozens of his own MPs to back calls for another European Union referendum.

The prime minister is now in talks with opposition parties in a bid to find a compromise on how the country should leave the EU.

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Labour MP Rachel Reeves' Leeds West constituency backed Brexit by 53 per cent, but she is still a committed remainer and has also thrown her weight behind a fresh poll.

"The Legal Service. takes the view that. the European Council could validly adopt a decision containing a scenario for the composition of Parliament without seats envisaged for the United Kingdom, if the latter had not formally withdrawn from the Union at the time of adoption of this decision", the legal said. I think we should try to work together over the next few weeks and try to get a deal, but I don't think we will. This was confirmed again as the Labour leader's line in his Hastings speech: "We will come back with [a motion of no-confidence] again if necessary". I would campaign for remain.

Spain said Friday it had reached a deal with Britain allowing citizens living in both countries to keep voting in local elections as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms. The leaders of the hard Brexit wing are now positioning themselves to move against May in the near future, or at the very least to assume leadership of the party after she promised to step down prior to a general election.

"I think Brussels will be flexible", he added, making the point the EU's economy was stuttering and that member states would have every incentive to hear the United Kingdom out.

Some dealers are now betting that another referendum or an extension of the time-frame for Britain to negotiate the terms of divorce with the European Union might be more likely than no-deal.

Ian Blackford of the Scottish National Party (SNP) said his party would only participate if she were prepared to consider delaying Brexit, ruling out a "no deal" and the option of holding a second referendum.

After the UK Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement, Mr Philippe said laws had to be passed and millions invested in French ports and airports.

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