London’s mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second referendum on Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying such a vote has become necessary in light of government’s failure to secure a robust deal with the EU on Brexit.
Khan said in an article for The Observer published on Sunday that the UK government’s way of handling the Brexit talks suggests that Britain either faces a no-deal situation after it leaves the EU in March or a bad deal that would threaten the future of businesses and jobs in the country.
The mayor said Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit negotiations had become “mired in confusion and deadlock” and was leading the country down a damaging path.
“The government’s abject failure – and the huge risk we face of a bad deal or a no-deal Brexit – means that giving people a fresh say is now the right – and only – approach left for our country,” said Khan.
The senior Labour Party politician…