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LABOUR announced today that it will seek to force Theresa May into a second decisive Commons vote on her Brexit deal by February 26.
Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer said that the PM is trying to “run down the clock” before Britain’s departure from the European Union on March 29 to pressure MPs into voting for her unpopular plan.
He told the Sunday Times he fears that she is “pretending to make progress” but actually intends to return to Parliament after the March 21-22 European Council summit the week before Brexit and offer MPs a “binary choice.”
“There needs to be a day when Parliament says: ‘That’s it, enough is enough’,” Mr Starmer said.
Currently there is no commitment to hold a binding vote on the deal itself by the end of the month.
Ms May is instead offering MPs a further chance to vote on amendments to her Brexit strategy on February 27 in order to avoid a potential Cabinet split this week.
On Thursday, MPs will consider a motion on Brexit and a series of amendments, likely to include Mr Starmer’s attempt to impose a new deadline for a vote on the deal.
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