Labour will not abstain in Brexit vote – senior lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour Party will vote against Prime Minister Theresa May’s European Union withdrawal bill next month, and will not abstain, if the deal does not meet Labour’s conditions, a senior lawmaker said on Wednesday.

“We are not going to vote for the withdrawal bill if we don’t agree it, which we don’t,” Labour’s foreign affairs spokeswoman Emily Thornberry told broadcaster ITV, adding that she also ruled out Labour abstaining on the vote.

British media had speculated that Labour could abstain on the bill, which May plans to…
Read more posts United Kingdom or read the original

This content was imported with an automated system, without human intervention. You can report the removal of content by first reading our Legal Disclaimer