Labour leader says May’s Brexit plan not viable

LONDON (AP) – The leader of Britain’s Labour Party says Prime Minister Theresa May must accept that her Brexit withdrawal deal with the European Union is no longer viable, and neither is leaving the bloc without a deal.

Jeremy Corbyn said Thursday night he believes that parliamentary support can be found for his opposition party’s approach to Brexit, which favors continuing close ties with Europe.

He also says the Labour Party “reiterates” its support for a possible second referendum on Britain’s EU membership as a “realistic” way to break the deadlock.

He spoke after Parliament voted to seek a delay to Britain’s planned March 29 date for leaving the EU.

Still, Corbyn and his party did not back a vote Thursday calling for a second Brexit referendum.

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