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Theresa May will ask MPs to vote on second referendum

21st May 19 5:06 pm

Theresa May has said that in her Withdrawal Agreement Bill she will “at introduction a requirement” for MPs to have a vote on a second Brexit referendum.

May told MPs that they now have “one last chance” to deliver Brexit as the PM set out her “new Brexit deal.”

The deal contains a customs “compromise” guarantees on workers rights and the Irish backstop.

May warned MPs that if they reject the bill a negotiated exit will be “dead in the water” and Brexit may be stopped.

The prime minister said, “I recognise the genuine and sincere strength of feeling across the House on this important issue.

“The government will therefore include in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at introduction a requirement to vote on whether to hold a second referendum.”

“So, to those MPs who want a second referendum to confirm the deal, you need a deal and therefore Withdrawal Agreement Bill to make it happen.”

She added, “We are making a new offer to find common ground in Parliament.

“That is the only way to deliver Brexit.”

Ranko Berich, head of market Analysis at Monex Europe said, “The most significant concession of the day for sterling was the possibility of Parliament voting on a second referendum; the advance reporting of this headline saw the pound surge.”

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