UK Labour Party considers new Brexit referendum at conference

Britain's Labour party votes overwhelmingly to reject any Brexit deal with the EU that fails to meet its requirements - leaving open the option of a second referendum.

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    Britain's main opposition party has voted to keep open the option of a second referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union.

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had said he would prefer an election over another public vote on EU membership.

    The vote opens up a clear division between the UK's two main parties - with the Conservative minority government still committed to leaving.

    Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the Labour party conference in Liverpool.


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