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Theresa May to reject calls for second EU referendum

by Purvai Dua
17th Dec 18 10:02 am

As pressure grows on Theresa May for a second Brexit referendum, the PM will today state her opposition by telling the parliament that such a vote would “break faith” with British people and do “irreparable damage” to politics.

“Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,” May will tell lawmakers, according to extracts of her speech released in advance.

“Another vote which would do irreparable damage to the integrity of our politics, because it would say to millions who trusted in democracy, that our democracy does not deliver. Another vote which would likely leave us no further forward than the last,” she will say.

After her statement today, May will chair the first meeting of her cabinet since surviving a no-confidence ballot of Conservative MPs by 200 votes to 117 last Wednesday.

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