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Lib Dems table Queen's Speech amendment for referendum on any Brexit deal

The Liberal Democrats have tabled an amendment to the Queen's Speech calling for any Brexit deal to be put to voters in a referendum.

If the amendment backing a so-called "people's vote" is selected by the Commons Speaker, it could be voted on by MPs early next week.

Party leader Jo Swinson said: "The Liberal Democrats are the strongest party of Remain and have been the leading voice in the people's vote campaign.”

"Boris Johnson is determined to have a general election, but the best way to resolve the Brexit chaos is to have a people's vote and give the British people the final say about their future.”

"The best deal we have is as members of the European Union and we want to give the people the chance to choose to stop Brexit."

The amendment reads: "Instruct the Government to prepare for a people's vote in which the public will have the choice between the latest Withdrawal Agreement and remaining in the European Union."

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