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Brexit: Cross-party deal must include confirmatory vote - Sir Keir Starmer

A cross-party Brexit deal will not get through Parliament unless it is subject to a confirmatory vote, shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has said.Talks between Labour and ministers over quitting the EU continue on Monday.But Sir Keir told the Guardian that, without a new referendum, up to 150 Labour MPs would vote against any deal.And he added he would not be afraid to pull the plug on cross-party talks as soon as this week if the prime minister did not budge on her red lines. Theresa May is hoping to reach a cross-party consensus on her withdrawal agreement after failing to get it through Parliament three times.Sir Keir said: "A significant number of Labour MPs, probably 120 if not 150, would not back a deal if it hasn't go ...