Parliament will not be got through by A cross-party Brexit deal unless it’s subject to a vote, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has stated.
Talks between Labour and ministers over leaving the EU continue on Monday.
However, Sir Keir advised the Guardian that, with no new referendumup to 150 Labour MPs would vote against any offer.
Communities Secretary James Brokenshire said the talks must aim”to give effect to the referendum”, instead of re-opening the debate.
Sir Keir added that he would not be afraid to finish talks as soon as this week if the minister didn’t budge on her red lines – rankings that she feels cannot be changed from the Brexit deal.
After failing to get it through Parliament three times theresa May is expecting to reach a cross-party consensus on her withdrawal agreement.
Sir Keir stated:”A substantial number of Labour MPs, likely 120 if not 150, wouldn’t back a bargain if it has not got a confirmatory vote.
Mr Brokenshire said the cross-party talks were about implementing the referendum outcome and”not re-opening the argument all over again, creating even more division, more uncertainty”.
Meanwhile Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson will call on voters to back Labour in the European Parliament elections – despite the party’s Brexit stance.
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Mr Watson will warn voters to not turn to the”dreadful nationalism of the Farage Brexit Party”.
Mr Watson’s address will mark the 25th anniversary of the passing of the former Labour leader John Smith.
In it, he will say he considers Mr Smith would have supported the perspective of his former deputy, Dame Margaret Beckett, and endorsed a”People’s Vote”.
Mr Watson will even say that”corrosive far-right sentiment, posing as patriotism, will predominate this EU election”.
“I can only beg with Labour fans – don’t remain at home, don’t put that cross don’t let them win.”
The deadline was pushed back to 31 after Parliament was not able to agree that a on the deal, although the UK was due to depart the EU March.
Later this month, ahead of European elections, two polls, by Opinium and ComRes, provide the Brexit Party the biggest share with the Conservatives in fourth position behind Labour and the Lib Dems.
Labour has agreed to encourage a referendum on Brexit.
Its governing National Executive Committee, when it met to determine on the wording of the EU election manifesto, rejected the idea of campaigning for a referendum under most conditions.
But the celebration will demand a public vote when it cannot get changes.