Labour MPs ‘would reject Brexit deal’ without second referendum

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I think the frustration I find is that nearly 500 MPs voted to allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50.

Education Minister Damian Hinds said the European elections were in effect a second referendum and would be hard for the Conservatives.

Two recent polls suggest that the newly formed Brexit Party, headed by pro-Brexit politician Nigel Farage, could win big at both the European Union vote and any British general election, at the expense of the Conservatives and the main opposition Labour Party.

Mr Kinnock, who opposes a further referendum, told BBC Radio 5 Live: "I really am very concerned that the reason that these talks are not getting any further is because the Labour party is introducing an additional red line which is that a confirmatory vote has to be inserted into the deal".

"And so my idea of a confirmatory ballot is not a religious point or a point of ideology, it's just how do you get an outcome, how do you sort this out?"

Sir Keir signalled that Labour expects movement from the Government this week in order to keep the talks on track, telling the paper it "would be wrong in principle to use up much more time simply exploring each other's positions".

For those, like me, who believe the EU is important, it is critical that we fill the European parliament with as many MEPs committed to Labour values as possible, and not let it be occupied by those who wish to divide and spread hatred.

It's explained clearly here by Richard Corbett, leader of the European Labour Party.

Sir Keir highlighted how the party lost 200 lost seats in this month's council elections, which he said were a sign Labour was losing the trust of Remain as well as Leave voters.

He said: "The partiality of the BBC has become clearer and clearer".

During a 90-minute meeting in Parliament, more than a dozen Labour MPs stood up to criticise the party's handling of Brexit and the launch of its election campaign.

The party had some significant advantages over Farage's party, which has put candidates outside the world of politics, including entrepreneurs, members of the fishing community, and decorated war veterans, front and centre, while CUK enjoyed a parliamentary base of former Labour and Tory MPs with relatively high profiles and good media contacts from the get-go.

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was in the lead, up four percentage points, on 34 per cent while May's Conservative Party had just 10 per cent, the YouGov poll for the Times newspaper showed.

Brexit Party supporters are "on cloud nine" after leader Nigel Farage made a surprise appearance in Pontefract this morning.


If repeated in the elections on May 23, these polling figures would likely see the Greens increase their number of seats in the European parliament.

If the cross-party talks fail, the government says it will give Parliament votes on a series of Brexit options in an attempt to see if any has majority support.

"And so for those that didn't want it and wanted Remain, they'll blame us for having tried to take us out".

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