May declines to rule out a no-deal Brexit

Nov 29, 2018, 6:31 AM EST
British Prime Minister Theresa May said that her primary focus is to get the Brexit deal passed.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May, answering the questions from the Commons liaison committee on Thursday, hinted that she may step up efforts to prepare for a no-deal Brexit if the MPs vote down her plan on December 11.

May said that her primary focus is to get the Brexit deal passed in the U.K. parliament, adding that the repeated calls for a second referendum or delaying the exit beyond March 29 is an attempt to “frustrate” Brexit, writes the BBC.

On the question of why she is opposed to a second referendum, May said it could weaken trust in democracy as the people who voted for Brexit for the first time might feel ignored, reports The Guardian.

Labor are pressing ahead with an amendment on December 11, urging the MPs to reject May’s “botched” Brexit plans, hoping that they may force a general election or at least extract a second referendum. 

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