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Day: March 8, 2019

Labour may not back fresh Brexit referendum
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Labour may not back fresh Brexit referendum

    Labour has admitted it will not support a new referendum on Brexit in all circumstances, in a major blow to those in the party campaigning for one. Sources close to the Labour leadership confirmed that the party is not advocating a referendum on anything other than a damaging Tory Brexit and will not support one if Britain leaves the EU on terms that Labour backs. As it dawned on Labour Remainers today, a prominent MP who backs the People’s Vote campaign warned that a failure of the party to follow through on the pledge to back a new referendum would be seen as a betrayal. It comes as deputy leader Tom Watson is in the process of forming a new social democrat group within the party, while eight MPs have quit the party, in large part over Brexit policy, to form the ...
May asks EU for concessions to get MPs to back Brexit deal
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May asks EU for concessions to get MPs to back Brexit deal

    Theresa May will make a last-ditch attempt to persuade the EU to give her a better Brexit deal on Friday, as she struggles to hold her crumbling government together following a day of cabinet embarrassments in Westminster. The prime minister will plead with EU leaders to offer further concessions, as it became clear that talks in Brussels have stalled and hardline Eurosceptics in her party are likely to vote down the deal for a second time in parliament next week. Senior Tory critics of May expressed astonishment that her strategy was a refusal to change course in the face of defeat, with one cabinet source saying No 10 realised it was about to lose the meaningful vote but seemed unable to make a coherent case to MPs why they should vote for it. Instead, May will t...