UK Labour party backs a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn favors a public vote to ”prevent a damaging Tory Brexit.”

BREXIT 2? Jeremy Corbyn plans to tell a meeting of Labour MPs today that the party will support (or put forward an amendment for) a public vote to "prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country."

Sky News:

"The prime minister is recklessly running down the clock, in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal," he is due to tell them.

"We cannot and will not accept."

It comes after Theresa May admitted she will not get a revised Brexit deal in time for MPs to hold a "meaningful vote" on it this week.

Instead, MPs will again get the chance to table amendments and try to alter the future course of Brexit, including attempts to extend Article 50 and rule out leaving without a deal.

Labour's initial focus will be on its official amendment, which puts forward its alternative Brexit plan for MPs to vote on.