Lawmakers to get vote on new Brexit referendum

LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May says Parliament will get the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on Britain’s EU membership, as she tries to get lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union.May says Tuesday that an EU withdrawal agreement bill that she plans to bring to Parliament next month will include a provision for a vote on whether to hold a new public poll on whether to leave. That is a key demand of many opposition lawmakers.May is offering concessions in what she says is a “last chance” to secure an orderly British departure from the bloc.The deal that she struck with the EU has been rejected by UK lawmakers three times already.The Cabinet met for three hours to work out details of what May has called a “bold offer” to win support for her Brexit agreement.Britain was due to leave the EU on March 29, but the bloc extended the deadline until Oct. 31 amid the political impasse. Talks on securing a compromise between May’s Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party broke down last week.___Follow AP’s full coverage of Brexit at: https://www.apnews.com/BrexitThe Associated Press read more