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UK NewsLabour deputy to demand Brexit referendum before election

12:30  11 september  2019
12:30  11 september  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Brexit crisis deepens, court rules parliament suspension unlawful

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FILE PHOTO: Britain's Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson arrives at Labour 's National Executive Committee meeting, in London, Britain April (Reuters) - Tom Watson, UK Labour 's deputy leader, will call for the opposition party to demand a second Brexit referendum that should be held

Labour ’s deputy leader Tom Watson will call for the party to demand a second Brexit referendum and it must take place before a general election , in a His comments have fuelled expectations that Labour MPs and frontbenchers might be allowed to campaign on either side in any referendum , with

Labour deputy to demand Brexit referendum before election © Reuters/TOBY MELVILLE FILE PHOTO: Britain's Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson arrives at Labour's National Executive Committee meeting, in London

By Elizabeth Piper and Guy Faulconbridge

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's main opposition Labour Party should campaign against Brexit and push for a referendum to reverse its planned departure from the European Union before any election, deputy party chief Tom Watson, is due to say on Wednesday.

After parliament ordered Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week to seek a Brexit delay beyond Oct. 31 unless he strikes a deal to smooth the transition, Brexit is up in the air with options ranging from a turbulent no-deal exit to a referendum that could reverse the entire endeavour.

Adding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’

Adding to Brexit chaos, Scottish court rules parliament suspension ‘unlawful’ A Scottish court ruled on Wednesday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament was unlawful, prompting immediate calls for lawmakers to return to work as the executive and legislative battle over the future of Brexit. Scotland's highest court of appeal ruled that Johnson's decision to prorogue, or suspend, parliament from Monday until Oct. 14 was unlawful – a blow for the government as it seeks to leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal.

(Reuters) - Tom Watson, UK Labour 's deputy leader, will call for the opposition party to demand a second Brexit referendum that should be held before a general election , the Independent newspaper reported bit.ly/2HZNlKu on Tuesday, citing content from a speech to be given by Watson on

(Reuters) - Tom Watson, Labour 's deputy leader, will call for the opposition party to demand a second Brexit referendum that should be held before a general election , the Independent newspaper reported bit.ly/2HZNlKu on Tuesday, citing content from a speech to be given by Watson on

In a speech that is at odds with the stance of Labour's leader Jeremy Corbyn, Watson will say there is "no such thing as a good Brexit deal" and Labour must campaign unequivocally to remain, the BBC said.

"The only way to break the Brexit deadlock once and for all is a public vote in a referendum," Watson will say, according to the BBC. "A general election might well fail to solve this Brexit chaos."

"There is no such thing as a good Brexit deal, which is why I believe we should advocate for remain," he will say.

The 2016 Brexit referendum showed a United Kingdom divided about much more than the EU, and has given rise to soul-searching about everything from secession and immigration to capitalism, empire and modern Britishness.

It has also triggered civil war inside both of Britain’s main political parties as dozens of lawmakers put what they see as the United Kingdom’s fate above that of party loyalty.

Brexit at an impasse: What comes next?

Brexit at an impasse: What comes next? After MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early election to solve the Brexit impasse, he is left in limbo heading towards a crucial EU summit next month, just days before Britain's scheduled exit. Here are some possible scenarios for the coming weeks: Brexit delay Britain will leave the European Union on October 31 unless it asks the bloc to delay, and the leaders of the other 27 member states agree. Johnson wants to keep this date, but many MPs fear his threat to leave without agreeing divorce terms with Brussels would cause huge disruption.

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Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum , over winning power in a general election , its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will

DIVIDED KINGDOM

Johnson says the United Kingdom will leave the EU "do or die" on Oct. 31 and has ruled out seeking an extension. He says he wants to agree an exit deal with the bloc at an EU summit on Oct. 17.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain's divorce from the EU to transpire with a deal although Berlin is prepared for a disruptive no-deal Brexit in case that does not happen.

"We still have every chance of getting an orderly (Brexit) and the German government will do everything it can to make that possible - right up to the last day. But I also say we are prepared for a disorderly Brexit," Merkel told parliament.

"But the fact remains that after the withdrawal of Britain, we have an economic competitor at our door, even if we want to keep close economic, foreign and security cooperation and friendly relations," Merkel added.

Labour Would Vote Against General Election That Forced No-Deal Brexit, Says Shadow Minister

Labour Would Vote Against General Election That Forced No-Deal Brexit, Says Shadow Minister Labour would not vote for a snap general election if it allowed Boris Johnson to force a no-deal Brexit, a shadow minister has said. Jenny Chapman, the shadow Brexit minister, told BBC Radio 4′s World at One programme on Monday that Labour’s “mission here is to prevent no-deal”. “If that means a general election can’t happen at that particular point then stopping no-deal must come first,” she said. Johnson has called a surprise meeting of his cabinet for Monday afternoon, triggering increased speculation he could be prepared to go to the country. The prime minister is also hosting all Tory MPs in Downing Street later this evening.

Labour must prioritise reversing Brexit through another referendum , over winning power in a general election , its deputy leader Tom Watson is to say. He will warn that a snap election before the end of the year may fail to resolve the current deadlock. Putting himself at odds with Jeremy Corbyn, he will

Tom Watson and shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer will step up demands for a fresh public Image: Tom Watson will challenge Jeremy Corbyn by calling for a referendum before an election . Two of Labour 's most senior figures are poised to trigger a furious new Brexit row with the Tories by

EU leaders, though, are adamant that the onus is on the divided United Kingdom to propose a way out of the Brexit impasse.

A Kantar opinion poll showed fewer than one in three Britons think it is likely that the United Kingdom will leave the EU by Oct. 31. If a new referendum was held, 37% of Britons say they would vote to remain, 34% say they would vote to leave while 18 percent would not vote at all, Kantar said.

That survey and a ComRes poll published this week put the governing Conservatives ahead of Labour although there was a huge divergence.

Comres had the Conservatives ahead by just one percentage point compared to Kantar's double-digit lead, reflecting the difficulty of forecasting any election outcome.

Watson will say that while an autumn election seems inevitable, "that does not make it desirable". Corbyn has said he wants an election and that Labour will then offer a referendum with both leave and remain options.

Johnson's Conservative Party argues that Labour wants to ignore the outcome of the 2016 referendum and the public's view that Brexit should be delivered. Britons voted 52% to 48% three years ago in favour of Brexit.

(Editing by Michael Holden and Mark Heinrich)

Boris Johnson Rules Out Election Pact With Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.
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