18:01 GMT14 June 2021
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    Earlier on Thursday, the Times reported that Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn plans to back a referendum on the new Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to present to parliament on Saturday.

    UK Labour Party lawmakers have been told that they must vote for a second Brexit referendum in parliament on Saturday, according to a Sun reporter.

    According to the paper, the government plans to invite lawmakers to a special meeting at the House of Commons on Saturday to hold a vote in the hope of getting a deal approved by the October 31 deadline.

    Earlier in the day, a report by the Times said that the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is expected to support a referendum on a new Brexit deal which Prime Minister Boris Johnson is going to put before parliament on Saturday. 

    This comes as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is heading to Brussels for a crucial EU summit, where he hopes to win support for his Brexit deal to deliver on his country's withdrawal from the EU on 31 October as planned. 

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