Labour will campaign to remain in European Union if second referendum is called
- Author: Rogelio Becker Feb 26, 2019,
Feb 26, 2019, 0:39
That is expected to be defeated, at which point Labour has announced it is "committed to also putting forward or supporting an amendment in favour of a public vote to prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country".
You might have heard this one before: Theresa May has delayed the Commons vote on her Brexit deal.
At the weekend, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Business Secretary Greg Clark, and Justice Secretary David Gauke threatened to back an amendment put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory Oliver Letwin, which seeks to block a no-deal through legislation if there no Brexit agreement in place by 13 March - a day after Mrs May's deadline for a "meaningful vote".
The Labour party will campaign to remain in the European Union if a second referendum is called, it has been announced.
The Labour leader, who has been a long time opponent of the European Union but has lost a number of MPs in the past week over his Brexit stance is expected to say: "The prime minister is recklessly running down the clock, in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal We can not and will not accept... one way or another, we will do everything in our power to prevent no deal".
"There's no turning back for Jeremy now", Kyle said.
The prospect of holding a second vote poses a dilemma for Corbyn; while numerous party's members and supporters fervently back a so-called People's Vote, others simply want Britain to leave the European Union as soon as possible.
After a meeting with members of his shadow Cabinet on Monday afternoon, the Labour leader finally gave way.
"We're working with them to see if we can have a re-draft of that amendment which people could vote for, and I think there's a high possibility we could", he told BBC Radio 5 Live's Pienaar's Politics.
Voters narrowly approved the June 2016 referendum to pull Britain out of the EU.
The Remain Labour campaign group, which wants to stop Brexit, said the announcement was "a significant step forward". In January, he said Brexiteers should be prepared to have to fight the 2016 referendum all over again, remarking: "When I've talked in the past about being anxious that they may force us into a second referendum..."