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.
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.
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.