MPs produce legislation for holding a Brexit referendum in the next few months

Layla Moran Chuka Umunna Caroline Lucas People's VoteREUTERS/Simon Dawson

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  • Cross-party group of MPs publish draft legislation for holding a Brexit referendum before the end of May.
  • MPs from the Conservatives, Labour and other parties unveil two draft bills designed for holding a referendum on Theresa May’s Brexit deal in the next few months.
  • Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable said it shows “how quickly a People’s Vote can be delivered.”
  • The prime minister has repeatedly ruled out another referendum and described it as an affront to democracy.
  • May is set to claim on Monday that MPs blocking Brexit is more likely than no deal.
  •  Her deal is set to be voted down by MPs on Tuesday.

LONDON — A cross-party group of anti-Brexit MPs has published draft legislation for creating a route to a referendum on Theresa May’s deal as MPs prepare to vote on the prime minister’s agreement with Brussels.

MPs including senior Conservative backbencher Dominic Grieve, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, and Labour’s Chuka Umunna are backing two pieces of proposed legislation designed to force a so-called People’s Vote.

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