London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (SEPTEMBER 9, 2018) (BBC ANDREW MARR SHOW) – London mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday (September 16) that the British public should have a say on the outcome of Brexit negotiations, including the option to hold a second referendum on Britain’s European Union membership.

Khan told the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show that Britain was now facing either a bad deal or a no-deal Brexit, both of which would be “hugely damaging to London and our country.”

Britain’s Environment Secretary Michael Gove criticised Khan, saying on Sunday that it was “troubling” that Khan wanted to frustrate the vote, and that stopping Brexit would be a “profound mistake”.

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29. But with Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans still not accepted, some lawmakers, as well as union and business leaders are increasingly arguing for people to have a final say on any deal struck with Brussels.

But May has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum following the vote two years ago to leave the EU. She says members of parliament will get to vote on whether to accept any final deal.

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  • Aftermath of the United Kingdom European Union membership referendum
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