"I do not believe that this is a route we should take," said May, who has long opposed a new public vote on Brexit. The Brexit referendum, however, will only happen if Parliament backs the EU withdrawal bill and it becomes law, something that still seems unlikely, despite May's last-minute changes. Conservative lawmaker Owen Paterson, a prominent Brexiteer, tweeted that the referendum vote promise was "a direct insult to 17.4m people" who voted in 2016 to leave the EU. Talks on securing a compromise on the Brexit deal between May's Conservatives and Labour broke down last week. Outlining what she called a "new Brexit deal," May tried to win support from both pro-EU and pro-Brexit sides of the House of Commons.
Source: The Telegraph May 21, 2019 18:33 UTC