February 24, 2019 / 2:14 PM / a year ago

Labour Party says May's Brexit vote delay is reckless

FILE PHOTO: Keir Starmer, Labour Party's Shadow Secretary of State for Departing the European Union, is seen during Jeremy Corbyn's speech on Brexit in Wakefield, Britain, January 10, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - Labour Party said on Sunday that Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to delay a meaningful vote on her Brexit deal was a reckless attempt to force lawmakers to choose between her deal and a disorderly no-deal exit.

“This decision to further delay the meaningful vote is the height of irresponsibility,” Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said after May told reporters she would give parliament a vote on her deal by March 12.

“Theresa May is recklessly running down the clock in a desperate attempt to force MPs to choose between her deal and no deal,” he said. “Parliament cannot stand by and allow this happen.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Jason Neely

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