21 May 2019

May offers MPs vote on second EU referendum

Political Editor

Theresa May’s so-called “new deal” is meant to appeal to MPs on both sides of the House and both sides of the Brexit divide.

Among the promises if they pass her withdrawal agreement, the chance for MPs to vote on whether to hold another referendum.

There were also offers on workers’ rights, environmental protection, the Northern Irish border and a customs compromise.

But it instantly met a chorus of disapproval fromĀ LabourĀ and hardline Brexiteers on the Tory benches.