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Labour's Corbyn moves closer to backing second Brexit referendum

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks outside EU headquarters in Brussels British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn hit out at the far-right
Patty Aguilar | 20 May, 2019, 16:42

Speaking on RTÉ's This Week programme, Mr Coveney said time was of the essence for the United Kingdom to get a deal through parliament.

Three previous attempts to pass her EU Withdrawal Bill and implement Brexit have so far failed.

One weekend poll put them in a humiliating fifth place behind the Greens, with the results likely to exacerbate frustration in the party at the failure to leave the European Union in March as planned.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she will present a "new, bold offer" to lawmakers with "an improved package of measures" in a final attempt to get the Brexit divorce deal through parliament before she leaves office.

May has publicly opposed holding a second public vote.

In an article in "The Sunday Times", Mrs May wrote: "Whatever the outcome of any [indicative] votes, I will not be simply asking MPs to think again".

May blamed divisions within Labour on a second referendum for the collapse in talks between the party and the government on Friday, though Corbyn said the prime minister's refusal to soften her red lines were at fault. "Instead I will ask them to look at a new and improved deal with fresh pairs of eyes - and to give it their support".

His latest rejection comes after Ireland insisted the European Union will not renegotiate the Brexit deal - even if there is a new Prime Minister in place.

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Speaking on RTÉ, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said "the personality might change but the facts don't".

The new bill is expected to include new measures on protecting worker rights, which is an issue where the two main parties almost agreed.

Ministers will also consider whether to put any of the alternative approaches to indicative votes in the Commons to establish which, if any, can command a majority.

It will not, however, seek to re-open the withdrawal agreement, which Brussels repeatedly insisted could not be re-negotiated, despite many MPs voting it down due to concerns about its so-called "backstop" clauses on Northern Ireland.

The latest survey out Sunday put eurosceptic figurehead Nigel Farage's single-issue party way ahead on 34 per cent, with Labour on 20 per cent, the pro-EU Liberal Democrats on 15 per cent and the Conservatives on 11 per cent.

According to the prime minister, "we have been able to find common ground with Labour on a number of issues, such as on rights and protections for workers and the environment, and on security", as well as achieve "deeper understanding among the Labour leadership about the fundamental economic issues that our deal addresses".

'We have been working on that piece of legislation for a long time so the vast bulk of the work is completed but there is still work ongoing, ' the Prime Minister's official spokesman told reporters.

Mrs May last week promised to set out the timetable for own departure after the vote.

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