Leading civil rights organization New Europeans has written to the Labour party’s shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer MP, calling on him to back a grassroots proposal for Brexit to be delayed by three months to allow for a referendum on the Brexit deal on the day of the EU elections.
Speaking about the latest developments, Roger Casale, the former Labour MP and founder and CEO of New Europeans said: “The withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated – the EU has made that clear. Theresa May can only get her deal through with support from the Labour Party. The price for that should be a further public vote on the reality of here Brexit deal.”
Despite the defections from both major UK parties this week, New Europeans is confident the necessary legislation to secure this compromise can still command a majority in the House of Commons.
Two Labour MPs, Peter Kyle and Phil Wilson, have taken the lead in building a cross-party coalition to support the proposal and this is making progress. Mike Gapes MP of the Independent Group has also indicated his support for the proposal.
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