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My, govt's position on second Brexit referendum hasn't changed: British PM


Devdiscourse News Desk
Updated: 10-04-2019 17:21 IST
My, govt's position on second Brexit referendum hasn't changed: British PM

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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday her opposition to holding a second Brexit referendum had not changed, but she expected some lawmakers may try to push for one during the process of ratifying her EU exit deal. The Daily Telegraph reported earlier this week that May was considering offering lawmakers a vote on whether to hold a confirmatory public vote on her Brexit deal in a bid to break the deadlock in talks with the opposition Labour Party.

Asked by a lawmaker whether this had been offered during talks with Labour, May said: "My position on a second referendum, the government's position, has not changed." "When we come to a deal, we will have to ensure that legislation goes through this House. Of course, it may be that there are those in this House that wish to press that issue as the legislation goes through."

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom