A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer speaking to members of Parliament during the debate before the second meaningful vote on the government's Brexit deal, in the House of Commons in London. AFP/PRU

LONDON: Britain’s opposition Labour Party will not support a proposal for a second Brexit referendum due to be voted on in parliament later on Thursday, the party’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said.

Parliament will later vote on a government proposal for a three-month delay to the Article 50 Brexit negotiation period if a deal is approved by March 20, and a longer delay if it is not.

Lawmakers have proposed changes to that including one, amendment H, which says a delay should be used to hold a second referendum.

“We will not be supporting H tonight,” Starmer told parliament. “Today is about the question of whether Article 50 should be extended.”

Starmer said Labour would support holding a public vote on any Brexit deal which is approved by parliament. -Reuters

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