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Second Brexit vote 'not acceptable' - PM May's spokesman
October 10, 2016 / 11:24 AM / a year ago

Second Brexit vote 'not acceptable' - PM May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government said on Monday that holding a second vote in parliament on the country’s exit from the European Union would not be acceptable, but that lawmakers would have a role to play in scrutinising the Brexit process.

A Pro-Europe demonstrator waves a flag during a "March for Europe" protest against the Brexit vote result earlier in the year, in London, Britain, September 3, 2016. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

“Parliament is of course going to debate and scrutinise that process as it goes on. That is absolutely necessary and the right thing to do,” a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May told reporters.

“But, having a second vote, or a vote to second-guess the will of the British people is not an acceptable way forward.”

Reporting by William James, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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