Labour MP: People's Vote not Labour policy but 'on the table'

Humiliation UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Tory colleagues during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons

Humiliation UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Tory colleagues during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons

Groups of "soft Brexit"-backing lawmakers - who want to keep close economic ties to the bloc - are planning to use amendments to try to rule out a "no-deal" Brexit and make May ease her insistence that leaving the EU means quitting its single market and customs union".

The Prime Minister is required to update MPs on her "Plan B" in the Commons on Monday.

Among the MPs' amendments are plans to prevent a no-deal Brexit and to extend the deadline for leaving the EU. They will vote on the next steps on January 29.

She added that she did not believe there was a "majority in parliament for a second referendum".

The PM also dismissed calls for another referendum on the issue, warning it would damage "social cohesion" across the UK.

After her Brexit divorce deal was rejected by lawmakers last week, May has been searching for a way to get a deal through parliament, so far in vain.

May will focus on changing the Northern Irish backstop, an insurance policy to ensure no return to a hard border between the British province and Ireland.

May said she would consult with lawmakers "to consider how we might meet our obligations to the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland in a way that can command the greatest possible support in the House".

Shannon said he believed numerous 118 of May's own Conservative lawmakers who voted against her deal would also be willing to back it if the backstop had a time limit. And they have been reluctant to resume any discussions until Britain can present a more united front.

"He mentioned that issue in Dublin in December when he visited", Coveney told reporters.

The EU has been consistent since the withdrawal agreement negotiations ended that there would be no further concessions.

In a nod to the European Union, she offered to waive a settled status fee for European Union citizens living in Britan.

Lawmakers complained that she was bringing nothing new.

The divorce deal May had struck the European Union was rejected by MPs last week.

"It's like last week's vote never happened".

Hardline supporters of Brexit in May's Conservative party object above all to the fact that Britain can not unilaterally end the backstop, which would keep it in a customs union with the EU until an alternative way of ensuring an open border is found. Brussels says this provision is non-negotiable.

The Sunday Times said aides to May thought a deal with Ireland would remove the opposition to her Brexit plan from the Democratic Unionist Party, which supports May's minority government, and from pro-Brexit rebels in her Conservative Party.

Responding to the Prime Minister, he said there should be "no more phoney talks".

"It really does feel a bit like 'Groundhog Day, ' " Corbyn said.

She also dampened hopes of an extension to Article 50 to give the United Kingdom more time to negotiate, saying: "Where is the added value of the new British suggestion?"

Ever since the United Kingdom voted by 52-48 percent to leave the European Union in June 2016, Britain's leaders have repeatedly failed to reach a consensus on how to leave the EU.

However, there is little consensus in the Commons for any one solution to Brexit, and so MPs are now putting forward a range of other options ahead of the 29 January vote.

The announcement by the opposition party seizes on a wider move by Parliament to take control of the Brexit process to avoid an economically damaging no-deal split.

Mrs May promised talks with MPs from all parties, including the DUP, to hear their concerns about the Irish backstop arrangement in her deal.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed out on Monday: "We now know what they don't want in London".

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