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    A pro-leave supporter, right, hods a placard in front of a group of pro-remain supporters during demonstrations in London, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. Britain's Parliament is set to vote on competing Brexit plans, with Prime Minister Theresa May desperately seeking a mandate from lawmakers to help secure concessions from the European Union.

    Labour Party to Support New Brexit Referendum if Parl't Drops Alternative Plan

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    The Labour Party is planning to present its own amendments to the Brexit plan prior to the vote on 27 February, which are set to include a proposal for a permanent customs union.

    The UK's opposition Labour Party will support a new Brexit referendum if its alternative plan for leaving the EU is not adopted by the Parliament, Labour spokesman on Brexit affairs Keir Starmer announced on 25 February. The party will present the plan before 27 February, when the next vote on Brexit is scheduled.

    "If Parliament rejects our plan, then Labour will deliver on the promise we made at our annual conference and support a public vote", Starmer said.

    READ MORE: May Told EU Reopening Brexit Deal is Simplest Way to Get Assurances — Spokesman

    The British government remains in limbo, as members of parliament want to avoid a no-deal Brexit scenario, but are at the same time unable to reach an agreement on new terms for the deal. Recent media reports suggest that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will try to negotiate a two-month delay of Brexit in order to reach a new agreement with the EU that will satisfy the Parliament.

    READ MORE: UK PM May Mulls Plan to Delay Brexit by Two Months — Reports

    The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29 March. However the divorce deal that London had tirelessly worked to negotiate with the EU drew a wave of criticism in the country's Parliament, prompting mounting calls for a second Brexit referendum.


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