But Britain’s opposition Labor party voted Tuesday for a policy that would put a new vote on the table. Delegates at the party conference in Liverpool, northwest England, voted overwhelmingly for a motion. “A vague or blind Brexit is a leap to nowhere, and we will have no part in it,” they said. Last March, Labour outlined six tests upon which it planned to assess any final Brexit deal, including the provision of a “strong and collaborative” future relationship with the EU, the delivery of the “exact same benefits” provided by the UK’s current membership of the single market and customs union, and the “fair management of migration” in the interests of the British economy.
The UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March, 2019, six months from now. Fact is that one hundred constituencies which voted Brexit in 2016 now want to remain in the EU. A referendum will require legislation through Parliament. All the campaign groups for a second poll concede that the government would need to ask the EU for an extension to Article 50. As for a possible new referendum, EU officials have voiced their doubts.