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Brexit referendum more likely if talks collapse, Labour’s Benn says

British Labour Party politician Hilary Benn briefs the media after a meeting with officials to discuss Brexit at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) – Another referendum on European Union membership is more likely if talks between Prime Minister Theresa May’s government and the opposition Labour Party collapse, an influential Labour lawmaker said on Friday.

“If the talks are not going anywhere, from my point of view that leads to only one conclusion,” Hilary Benn, the chairman of parliament’s Brexit committee, told BBC radio.

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