Brexit legislation needs to include another public vote, says Starmer

Brexit legislation needs to include another public vote, says Starmer

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May says she will present a "new bold offer" to MPs with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Bill through parliament.

The government is aiming for the law to be approved by the time that parliament´s summer recess begins on July 20, which would allow Britain to leave the European Union at the end of that month as long as MPs reject a second referendum.

In a speech Tuesday, May said the bill would include "a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum and this must take place before the Withdrawal Agreement can be ratified".

The divorce deal, which May agreed previous year with the European Union, has been rejected three times by parliament.

Grilling: Theresa May faced tough questions from MPs in her own party during Prime Minister's Questions yesterday.

After she puts her deal to a vote in the week of 3 June, when US President Donald Trump is due to make a state visit to Britain, May has said she will agree a timetable for the election of her successor.

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"Today I am making a serious offer to MPs across parliament - a new Brexit deal", May said in a nationally televised address delivered from the offices of a major accounting firm in London. I do not believe this is a route we should take because I think we should be implementing the result of the first referendum, not asking the British people to vote in a second one.

In a speech that was at times reflective, May said that she never thought that delivering Brexit would be "simple or straightforward", but said that it had "proved even harder than I anticipated".

The European elections are being viewed as an opportunity to take the temperature of the United Kingdom public on Brexit, and polls suggest that The Conservatives and Labour are both facing steep declines, with voters planning to put their marks behind parties with an unequivocal position on Brexit.

He said he believed Mrs May was a "decent person" trying to find a middle ground position, but had been thwarted by an "impossible" Conservative Party.

The Conservatives and Labour, Britain's two biggest political parties, endured a drubbing in local elections this month, with voters expressing their frustration over the Brexit deadlock.

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said the alternatives to the deal were not leaving the European Union, which he labelled a "huge betrayal" to the democratic system or a no-deal Brexit.

"We're in the territory of a deal, and if we are in the territory of a deal, where we need to focus is Parliament, and particularly getting Labour votes across".

The BBC and other media quoted him as saying he would push for a Brexit deal to "protect jobs, businesses and future prosperity".

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