Britain's Labour Party will on Monday decide between two possible Brexit policies: to campaign to remain in the European Union at a second referendum or defer a decision on what stance to take until after an election, a Labour source said on Sunday.
Britain's Labour party is headed for a crucial vote on Brexit.
On Monday (September 23), it will get the chance to vote on whether to back the remain camp at a second referendum or defer the decision until after a national election, according to a Reuters Labour source.
The party had expected to produce only one motion for approval in Monday's vote.
The unexpected decision to put two policies forward is highlighting the internal splits over Brexit, in Britain's main opposition party.
Polling shows many voters are confused about what exactly a Labour government would do about Brexit.
The vote could be a test on whether Labour members are now able to reach a consensus.
But it's still possible that both policies could be approved during the vote at the party's annual conference.
A move that would further confuse an already tangled web of Brexit proposals.
Meanwhile, the ruling Conservative party is also looking divided over the issue, with Prime Minister Johnson battling to keep the party together.
Labour is hoping to use the chaos engulfing Johnson's government to win control at an early election, which is expected to be called later this year.
The latest public poll on Saturday (September 21), showed the Conservative party had a comfortable lead over Labour.
Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits an engineering firm in Harlow, Essex, and says that the government's job retention bonus must target the areas that most need it.
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has called on the Government to focus their jobs retention bonus scheme on the areas that most need it.Speaking on a tour of an engineering components manufacturer in Harlow, Essex, Sir Keir said the scheme provides a bonus for "all jobs" and is not "focused in the right places".
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called on Boris Johnson to apologise for his comments on care homes.Sir Keir said: “On Monday, when asked why care home deaths had been so high the Prime Minister said, and I quote, ‘too many care homes didn’t really follow the procedures in the way that they could have’.“That has caused huge offence to frontline care workers. It has now been 48 hours. Will the Prime Minister apologise to care workers?”Mr Johnson replied: “The last thing I wanted to do is to blame care workers for what has happened or for any of them to think that I was blaming them because they’ve worked hard, incredibly hard, throughout this crisis, looking after some of the most vulnerable people in our country and doing an outstanding job.”“And as he knows, tragically, 257 of them have lost their lives.“And when it comes to taking blame, I take full responsibility for what has happened.”
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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer visits a BrewDog pub and brewery in London where he calls on the government to leave support in place for business sectors like tourism, hospitality and the arts. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour leader Keir Starmer has called on the Govenrment to provide support for the hospitality sector and the high street during a visit to the Brewdog Pub and Brewery in the City of London.Sir Keir met staff to discuss impact of Covid-19 on the hospitality sector and operating under social distancing.
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Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove makes a statement to the Commons, laying out the Government's post-Brexit plan for MPs.Mr Gove said it will “herald changes and significant opportunities” which everyone will need to prepare for.He said the Government’s border operating model does not cover matters relating to the Northern Ireland protocol.
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Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says the government's new public information campaign on Brexit is "the responsible thing to do". The campaign is intended to help businesses and individuals prepare for the end of the transition period on December 31 when the UK leaves the single market and customs union. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Returning to Brussels for the first face-to-face meeting in months, EU foreign ministers are being urged to take a more robust approach to China over the new security law in Hong Kong, as well as against Ankara over Mediterranean drillings and the Libya arms embargo.View on euronews
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Polish President Andrzej Duda has won five more years in power on a deeply conservative platform after a closely fought election that is likely to deepen the country's isolation in the European Union. Joe Davies reports.
Incumbent president Andrezj Duda is facing off against liberal Warsaw mayor Rafal Trzaskowski in a presidential election that could determine Poland's future relationship with the European Union. David Doyle reports.
Shadow Chancellor Anneliese Dodds has called for "guarantees of delivery, not just warm words" from the government's Covid-19 economic recovery plan, claiming the Conservative party had a history of making promises without taking action.
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Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is under increasing pressure to resign amid a row over the controversial approval of the Westferry Printworks development. Mr Jenrick approved the development on the Isle of Dogs in east London, near Canary Wharf just 12 days before the developer, Richard Desmond, made a £12,000 donation to the Conservative party. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn