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Over 70 Labour lawmakers offer support to second Brexit referendum after failed vote


Devdiscourse News Desk United Kingdom
Updated: 16-01-2019 17:01 IST
Over 70 Labour lawmakers offer support to second Brexit referendum after failed vote

Labour's position is to push for a general election as a first preference but to maintain the possibility of a second referendum if this does not happen. Labour has 256 lawmakers. (Image Credit: Flickr)

A group of 71 opposition Labour lawmakers have urged their leader Jeremy Corbyn in a new letter to swing behind a second referendum on remaining part of the European Union, Sky News reported. May's Brexit deal suffered a crushing defeat in parliament on Tuesday, raising the prospect of the government seeking a different plan, leaving the EU with no deal at all or even a second referendum. Labour's position is to push for a general election as a first preference but to maintain the possibility of a second referendum if this does not happen. Labour has 256 lawmakers.

(With inputs from agencies.)

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