Published: Fri, January 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

British lawmakers to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

British lawmakers to hold key Brexit vote on January 15

She added: "What concerns me about the People's Vote movement is that instead of spending their time trying to change people's minds, they spend their time smacking the Labour Party around the head, some of them".

May also repeatedly refused to rule out holding multiple votes until MPs approved her deal.

Corbyn took the opportunity to criticise the prime minister, Theresa May, who was not in attendance.

The campaign group Another Europe is Possible has said that unless Labour opposes European Union withdrawal, it will lose millions of votes.

A Labour spokesperson said: "If the government is defeated next week, it will clearly have lost the confidence of parliament and there should be a general election".

Britain's main opposition Labour Party backed a proposal on Tuesday (8 January) that could mean the government needs parliamentary approval for a no-deal Brexit, putting up a new hurdle for Prime Minister Theresa May, write William James and Elizabeth Piper.

Responding to Mr Corbyn's expected comments, Labour MP Jo Stevens warned her leader of an "historic" election defeat if the party adopted a pro-Brexit position before a national poll.

Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to back Labour's own referendum on a potential Brexit deal should there be a general election.

Britons would vote against Brexit in a second referendum if it were held immediately, according to a new YouGov poll commissioned by an organization pushing for a new referendum.

Preparations for leaving without a deal - the default scenario if Mrs May's agreement is rejected - have been ramped up, with government and businesses activating and testing contingency plans created to limit the expected disruption.

"In that situation, it won't be us slapping the leadership but millions of Labour voters who want the party to fight for the public services, rights and living standards that will otherwise be hammered by any kind of Brexit deal".

The visit has prompted speculation Mr Abe has been flown in to bolster global support for the prime minister's Brexit agreement. "I think it was a useful reminder that the Conservative Party is much more united on other things than it may be on Europe".

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