Cross-Party Brexit Talks Close to Collapse



George Parker | The Financial Times

Cross-party Brexit talks appeared close to collapse, after Labour’s chief negotiator warned that more than half of his party’s MPs would not back any deal unless it included a second “confirmatory” referendum.

Keir Starmer, shadow Brexit secretary, said that between 120 and 150 of 246 Labour MPs would oppose any deal that did not come with a second EU vote attached. The proposal has been strongly criticised by Prime Minister Theresa May and would be opposed by many Tory MPs.

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