Labour to back general election once EU approves Brexit delay

Testy shadow cabinet meeting fails to support Keir Starmer’s ‘referendum first’ stanceLatest Brexit news – live updatesLabour is ready to vote for a general election as soon as EU27 leaders have signed off on a Brexit extension, despite the...

Labour to back general election once EU approves Brexit delay

Testy shadow cabinet meeting fails to support Keir Starmer’s ‘referendum first’ stance

Latest Brexit news – live updates

Labour is ready to vote for a general election as soon as EU27 leaders have signed off on a Brexit extension, despite the desire of some senior party figures to secure a referendum first, the Guardian understands.

Labour has twice abstained when the prime minister asked for an election under the terms of the fixed-term parliaments act, which requires a two-thirds majority.

Continue reading...