New Brexit vote threatens irreparable damage: May

Dec 17, 2018, 6:13 AM EST
British Prime Minister Theresa May will state her position on second Brexit referendum on Monday.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, who battles an obstinate opposition to her Brexit deal, will tell the parliament on Monday that a second referendum on Brexit would be a betrayal to the people and would do “irreparable damage” to the country’s politics.

The Brexit impasse in the parliament remains May’s biggest worry after she failed to extract any concessions from the EU leaders to placate the lawmakers at home in favor of her Brexit deal, writes Reuters.

Business Secretary, Greg Clark, is the latest to join the growing chorus of leaders, who are suggesting proceeding with non-binding free votes on alternative Brexit plans, notes The Guardian. Clark said that one of the ways to resolve the deadlock is to invite the MPs to push their own Brexit plans once May’s deal has been voted down by the Commons and see if an agreement can be reached.