Labor Party tells MPs to vote for plan which could delay Brexit
Britain's opposition Labour Party will tell its lawmakers to vote for a plan which could give parliament the power to delay Brexit, a Labour source said on Tuesday. The vote, expected to take place sometime after 1900 GMT, is the first stage in a proposal put forward by Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper which would give Prime Minister Theresa May until Feb. 26 to agree on a Brexit deal.
If she is unable to do so parliament would force her to request a delay to Britain's March 29 exit. "We're backing the Cooper amendment to reduce the threat of the chaos of a no deal exit," a Labour source said. "The Cooper Bill could give MPs (Members of Parliament) a temporary window to agree on a deal that can bring the country together."
(With inputs from agencies.)
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