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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 09:37 AM

Labour denounces the deal and calls for a public vote.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/world/europe/boris-johnson-brexit-deal.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Britainís opposition Labour Party slammed the proposed deal and said it wanted to put the agreement to a public vote, giving voters a chance to support either leaving the European Union on Mr. Johnsonís terms or abandoning Brexit altogether.

It was among the strongest endorsements yet from Labour of a second Brexit referendum, and a signal that the party would back remaining in the European Union in a public vote on Mr. Johnsonís deal.

Labour said it would attach an amendment to Mr. Johnsonís deal in Parliament that would allow the deal to pass only on the condition that it is backed by a majority of voters in a referendum. Previous attempts in Parliament to make way for a second public vote on Brexit have failed, and it was not clear that pro-referendum lawmakers would have enough support this time either.

Labourís leader, Jeremy Corbyn, called Mr. Johnsonís proposal a ďsell-out dealĒ and said it was worse than the deal negotiated by former Prime Minister Theresa May. ďThe best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote,Ē he said




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