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Labour Calls For Vote That Could Spark Second Brexit Referendum

  • Corbyn comes as close as ever to support for plebiscite
  • Polls suggest public support for staying in the EU has risen
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Corbyn calls May’s cross-party talks a PR sham and says Labour isn’t ruling out a second referendum.Source: Bloomberg
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The U.K.’s main opposition party is backing a plan that could open the door to a second European Union referendum, bringing the possibility of stopping Brexit a step closer.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn proposed a series of non-binding votes in Parliament on options for how the U.K. can avoid a no-deal Brexit: One of those options is a new referendum. This particular amendment is unlikely to pass, but it’s still a significant step that could fuel the campaign to give voters a chance to think again.