LONDON (Reuters) – London mayor Sadiq Khan has referred to as for one more referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, including his backing to an concept often known as a “People’s Vote”.
Soccer Football – The Best FIFA Football Awards – London Palladium, London, Britain – October 23, 2017 Mayor of London Sadiq Khan speaks through the awards REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
Britain is because of go away the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans nonetheless not accepted, some lawmakers, in addition to union and business leaders are more and more arguing for folks to have a closing say on any deal struck with Brussels.
May has repeatedly dominated out holding a second referendum following the vote two years in the past to go away the EU. She says members of parliament will get to vote on whether or not to just accept any closing deal.
The intervention in favour of a second referendum from Khan, a senior member of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, will put extra strain on Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn to additionally help the second referendum concept.
Labour is because of begin its four-day annual social gathering conference in every week’s time.
Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, Khan blamed the government’s dealing with of the negotiations and mentioned the menace to residing requirements, the economic system and jobs was too nice for voters to not have a say.
“This means a public vote on any Brexit deal obtained by the government, or a vote on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit if one is not secured, alongside the option of staying in the EU,” he wrote within the newspaper.
Reporting by Sarah Young; Editing by Angus MacSwan