Labour MP hits out at 'disgraceful' anti-Semitism motion

Labour MP hits out at 'disgraceful' anti-Semitism motion

Labour MP hits out at 'disgraceful' anti-Semitism motion

A prominent ally of Jeremy Corbyn has said he will work to clear his name after being suspended from Labour for suggesting the party had "given too much ground" in its response to complaints of anti-Semitism.

However, in circumstances where the outcome of EU-UK talks is still not clear by March's summit, there are at least three main outcomes, other than the continued possibility of a further Brexit referendum and/or general election.

After the result in the Commons, shadow Brexit spokesman Matthew Pennycook said it was "now time to wholeheartedly get behind efforts to facilitate a new public vote that includes the option of staying in the EU".

Mrs May's change of course was welcomed by pro-EU members of Britain's divided Parliament, who will try to impose more conditions on the government's Brexit negotiating strategy in a series of votes this evening.

But he added that he would vote "Remain" in the event of a second vote.

New Europeans is continuing to argue that if there is to be a second referendum, it is likely to be on 23 May, the day of the European elections.

Eustice, a long Brexit supporter, said that he will take part in the parliamentary debate on Brexit as an independent.

Mr Corbyn confirmed he was not yet ready to fully abandon Labour's Brexit plan in favour of a second referendum.

"We have said we are looking for significant changes to the deal that is on the table - a permanent Customs Union, close alignment with the single market, guarantees around the rights and protections people have as workers and consumers and environmental protections and collaboration with the EU around security and arrest warrants - and so my preference is for that deal".

However, also on the programme was fellow Labour MP Lisa Nandy, who said many Labour-backers and even members of the shadow cabinet were dismayed at the Party's move to back a second referendum. The local MP is Tulip Siddiq, but she is on maternity leave and was not present at the meeting.


British lawmakers have granted Prime Minister Theresa May a two-week reprieve, postponing their threatened rebellion aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit after she agreed to a possible delay to Britain's departure from the EU.

Lawmakers voted 502-20 in support of an amendment proposed by opposition Labour lawmaker Yvette Cooper that spelled out May's proposed timetable.

After May's deal was rejected on January 15 in the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern British history, she is hoping to bring back a tweaked divorce accord for a vote, which could come as early as next week but may not take place until March 12.

Traders backed off forecasts for a no-deal Brexit and began to expect a delay of the departure date beyond the current March 29 deadline.

"With Labour now signalling it may support a confirmatory referendum in the weeks ahead, there is no reason to hold back on vital measures to pave the way".

Williamson's comments came as Labour lawmakers reportedly flagged social media posts from members accusing Jews of murdering children and questioning whether Jewish parliamentarians have "human blood". All other Liberal Democrat MPs abstained.

MPs also rejected an SNP motion saying the United Kingdom should not leave the European Union without a deal "under any circumstances" - by 324 votes to 288.

Eustice, who voted leave, attacked the PM for taking steps towards taking a no-deal exit off the table.

A Number 10 source said the South Leicestershire MP had breached a long-standing convention that members of the administration - including parliamentary private secretaries (PPSs) - can not table amendments to Government motions.

May has already said she will protect the rights of those in Britain, but one of her ministers has now agreed to write to European Union institutions to urge a joint approach.

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