Theresa May Says There Won't Be A Second Brexit Referendum

The U.K.'s prime minister also said she wouldn't compromise with the EU during Brexit negotiations.
Posted at 3:26 PM, Sep 02, 2018

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May says there won't be a second Brexit referendum.

She wrote in The Telegraph on Saturday that a second referendum would be "a gross betrayal of our democracy." May also said that she won't compromise with the European Union during Brexit negotiations.

U.K. leaders agreed to a Brexit plan in July, and the government published its 98-page so-called "white paper" not long after. The plan addresses items including using a "common rulebook" to allow the free trade of goods between the U.K. and EU, and giving the U.K. more control of its border. 

The agreement prompted some high-profile officials to resign, saying the plan didn't go far enough. 

But May says there's been "real progress" in negotiations since the deal was made.

The U.K. government also has a back-up plan in case it can't strike a deal with the EU by the time it plans to leave in March.