Sadiq Khan Calls For Second Brexit Referendum

By Steve Punter via Wikimedia Commons

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has called for another referendum regarding n the membership of the United Kingdom in the European Union. He added his support to an idea that is famously known as a “People’s Vote.”

The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on the 29th of March next year. However, with the Brexit plans of Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, still not accepted, a number of lawmakers, as well as many business and union leaders, are increasingly arguing that the people should have a final say on any deal that is struck with Brussels.

Prime Minister May has repeatedly ruled out the possibility of holding a second referendum that comes after the vote that occurred two years ago to withdraw from the European Union. She says that the members of parliament are the ones who will get to vote on whether to accept any final deal over Brexit.

The intervention that is in favour of a second referendum coming from the London Mayor will put more pressure on Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the said party, to also express his support for the of a second referendum. Khan is also a senior member of Labour Party, the opposition party of the United Kingdom.

The Labour Party is scheduled to start its four-day annual party conference in a week’s time.

Writing in the Observer newspaper on Sunday, Khan blamed the handling of the British government of the Brexit negotiations, He said that the threat to living standards, jobs, and the economy was too great for voters not to have a say.

In the newspaper, Khan wrote: “This means a public vote on any Brexit deal obtained by the government, or a vote on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit if one is not secured, alongside the option of staying in the EU.”