UK's May to ask lawmakers to vote on a second Brexit referendum

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Six weeks of negotiations between May's administration and Labour proved largely fruitless and collapsed last week, with the opposition stating that, with May having agreed to set out her departure timetable and Cabinet ministers already jockeying for position to replace her, there was no guarantee that the next administration would uphold any agreement made now. MPs would also have an opportunity to vote on whether to hold a second referendum on Brexit.

Nigel Farage's newly launched Brexit party appears to be riding high, with Remain-leaning parties such as the Liberal Democrats and Greens also expected to make gains, although Change UK seems to be losing ground to the Lib Dems.

She said: "I recognise the genuine and honest strength of feeling across the House on this important issue".

MPs have rejected the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the European Union three times.

"We haven't seen whatever the new Bill is going to be yet but nothing I've heard leads me to believe it's fundamentally any different to the previous Bill that's been put forward, so as of now we're not supporting it", he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.

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"But what we can't do is just keep on buying another week at a time, which is what the prime minister's been doing for months", he said. But first the former foreign secretary, who wants a quick, clean Brexit, will have to secure the backing of MPs to be one of the two candidates voted on by rank-and-file party members.

The current deadline to leave is 31 October. Those talks collapsed last week, largely over Labour's insistence on the United Kingdom remaining within the EU's customs union. Ms.

"The government will therefore include in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum", she said.

At least 23 Tories who backed the deal last time said they were unlikely to support her revised "10-point offer" this time for various reasons - from opening the door to a second referendum, to its package of measures created to appeal to Labour MPs.

With the Brexit challenge harder than she anticipated, she said she will also give lawmakers a choice on customs arrangements.

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The Labour Party and rebels within May's Conservative Party have said they plan to oppose it.

The bill is expected to include new measures on protecting workers' rights, future customs arrangements with the European Union, and on the use of technology to avoid the need for border controls between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, an European Union member state and the UK's only land neighbour. Labour wants to stick close to European Union rules in order to guarantee seamless trade, while the government wants a looser relationship that would leave Britain freer to strike new trade deals around the world.

Goldsmith said: "I can not support this convoluted mess".

Hammond planned to tell a business dinner that politicians "on the populist right" are trying to redefine Brexit to mean a no-deal departure from the EU.

"It is practical. It is responsible. It is deliverable. And right now, it is slipping away from us", she said.

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