Labour to maintain second Brexit vote on desk, however solely on closing deal – McDonnell

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party would hold the choice for a second vote on any Brexit deal struck with the European Union on the desk however it might choose a nationwide election to type out the difficulty, its finance spokesman mentioned on Monday.

Britain’s Labour Party shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, John McDonnell speaks throughout a fringe assembly at his social gathering’s annual conference, in Liverpool, Britain, September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble

“We believe general election is the best solution because people can then have a wide-ranging debate and also then choose the team that would then do the negotiations,” John McDonnell advised Sky News.

“If we can’t get a general election, we’ve kept the option of People’s Vote on the table and that’s what we’ll go for, but I’d much prefer a general election,” he mentioned, including a second vote could be on the deal itself relatively than leaving the EU as a result of the social gathering would respect the result of the 2016 referendum.

Writing by Michael Holden; enhancing by Guy Faulconbridge

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