UK's main opposition takes step to backing new Brexit vote

Jeremy Corbyn and Diane Abbott in Telford

This move by Labour, which it says is in line with its conference position from a year ago, could pave the path toward a second vote on any Brexit deal.

The amendment, put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory MP Sir Oliver Letwin, aims to delay the UK's exit date from the European Union by extending Article 50 if a deal is not agreed by Parliament by March 13.

Labour said it would put forward an amendment calling on the government to adopt its Brexit proposals, which include a permanent customs union with the EU and close alignment with the bloc's single market.

At the weekend, Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd, Business Secretary Greg Clark, and Justice Secretary David Gauke threatened to back an amendment put forward by Labour MP Yvette Cooper and Tory Oliver Letwin, which seeks to block a no-deal through legislation if there no Brexit agreement in place by 13 March - a day after Mrs May's deadline for a "meaningful vote".

The decision comes a week after nine Labour lawmkers quit the party citing its approach to Brexit as one of the reasons.

Corbyn said that he would support a new referendum to avoid a "damaging Tory Brexit" and accused May of "recklessly running down the clock" in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her "botched deal" or a "disastrous no deal" scenario.

"One way or another, we will do everything in our power to prevent no deal".

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G coming to Europe in May for €599
Xiaomi doesn't now release its phones in the United States , so it's unlikely you'll be able to buy the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G there. Additionally, Xiaomi launched the Mi LED Smart Bulb at its pre-MWC conference with a price tag of Euro 19.9 (roughly Rs. 1.600).

91st Academy Awards: What Time Do The 2019 Oscars Start?
ACADEMY AWARDS 2019 LOCATION: The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. In India, the 91st Oscars will be broadcast live on Star Movies and Star Movies HD on February 25 from 5:30 am.

Kraft Heinz plunges to record low on writedown of brands' value
Now, if Kraft Heinz was banking on buying another company to feed its growth prospects, that avenue may not longer be available. The trend hasn't been good for some of Kraft Heinz' standbys like Jell-O and Kool-Aid and Oscar Mayer hot dogs.

It marks the first time that Labour will tell its MPs to support an amendment which calls for a new referendum.

Corbyn is a lifelong opponent of Britain's European Union membership and has until now resisted attempts to get him to back a fresh vote on leaving the bloc - even though it is the policy the party agreed to previous year.

Reaction from lawmakers in the meeting on Monday was split.

"But if we can't get that, if we can't get a deal, if we can't get our red lines met, then [party policy] is that we go for a people's vote", he said.

The Remain Labour campaign group, which wants to stop Brexit, said the announcement was "a significant step forward".

When asked if Labour wanted a new vote, the party's deputy leader Tom Watson told the BBC that they were "moving in that direction".

"We can not risk no deal", Gardiner told the Sky News broadcaster, adding that a movement towards a second vote was growing more visible.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top HMD Global launches Nokia 9 PureView smartphone with five-camera array
Feb 25, 2019 - 00:58
It's not going to blow you away with impressive speeds or stellar photographs, but as a budget phone it's seemingly well equipped. There's no word on United Kingdom pricing on SIM-free or contract handsets, but we'll update this article as soon as we hear.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Blizzard conditions move into western Kansas early Saturday
Feb 25, 2019 - 00:44
The Minnesota Department of Transportation said snowplows will be on the roads, but the snow may outpace their ability to keep up. Numerous roads in Southeast Minnesota and Northern Iowa are under a No Travel advisory because roads remain impassable.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Epic Games hosting 'Fortnight World Cup' offering $130M in prize money
Feb 25, 2019 - 00:40
The developer has announced that the proceedings will kick off with the "Online Open" qualifiers from April 13 to June 16 . Not a Battle Royale player? In fact, Epic Games has finally unveiled some more details about the Fortnite World Cup .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top How the tech industry reacted to Huawei’s foldable phone
Feb 25, 2019 - 00:34
Other features are an in screen fingerprint reader, three cameras , wireless charging for itself and other devices. The Mate X offers a front-facing 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 2480 x 1148 and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top NYC prosecutors preparing case against Manafort
Feb 24, 2019 - 02:24
That sentencing will come days after he's sentenced in Alexandria, Virginia, where jurors convicted him of tax- and bank fraud . Those contacts, prosecutors said in court, go "very much to the heart of what the special counsel's office is investigating".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nigeria counting votes in presidential election dogged by delays
Feb 24, 2019 - 02:14
Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari is to face opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election. President Buhari was one of the first in the queue when the almost 120,000 polling stations began opening at 0700 GMT.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pressure? I don't worry about it, says Ferrari's Leclerc
Feb 24, 2019 - 01:59
Mercedes' pair Valterri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton were sixth and seventh respectively ahead of Leclerc and Vettel. Hamilton and Bottas totaled only 115 laps with both cars on Thursday, while Leclerc ran 138 with his Ferrari .

Cargo Jet Crashes Near Houston, 3 Crew Aboard
Feb 24, 2019 - 01:42
The NTSB will be taking charge of the investigation. "The FAA and NTSB do not release names of people aboard aircraft". Sheriff Brian Hawthorne described the crash site as "total devastation" and said the cleanup could take weeks.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitutes
Feb 23, 2019 - 01:32
Kraft purchased the Patriots in 1994 for $175 million and is also the owner of the New England Revolution and the Kraft Group . A spokesman for the Patriots owner is quoted as saying: "We categorically deny that Mr Kraft engaged in any illegal activity".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James’ film company announces release date for ‘Space Jam 2’
Feb 23, 2019 - 01:24
SpringHill released a promotional photo on social media for " Space Jam 2 " on Thursday night along with the premiere date. Lakers star LeBron James and Black Panther director Ryan Coogler are teaming up to create the project.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle's friend just revealed the most adorable baby shower detail
Feb 23, 2019 - 01:11
Reportedly initially they were delayed for six hours, and eventually the flight was rescheduled for the next day. According to Toomey, the pair left the airport just after midnight, returning around 10 a.m. on Thursday.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Chelsea's transfer ban could have knock on effect for Real Madrid
Feb 23, 2019 - 01:00
At least Gateshead seemed keen not to rub salt into the wounds, though, as they tweeted "Welcome to the club" following the news. Though, the FA have a chance to appeal the fine, citing "concerns" with FIFA's disciplinary processes according to SkySport.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Halep growing in confidence as Dubai quarters are finalised
Feb 23, 2019 - 00:38
Despite losing the opening set to Kerber 5-7, the 33-year-old Hsieh managed to secure a hard-fought 6-4 victory in the second set. It was her first match since since splitting with Sascha Bajin last week. "I still feel like I have a lot to learn".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trucks carrying women, children leave Daesh Syria holdout
Feb 23, 2019 - 00:31
The opposition's Syrian Civil Defense said the shelling killed five people including two children and also wounded five others. The presence of civilians and possibly senior members of the militant group in Baghouz have slowed the group's defeat.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrives in China
Feb 22, 2019 - 01:00
India's foreign ministry spurned the offer, saying Islamabad had failed to act on proof given to it about previous attacks. China is Saudi Arabia's largest trading partner, with bilateral trade in goods totalling $63bn a year ago .