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Four party leaders urge Corbyn to back second Brexit referendum

Labour leader agrees joint opposition to both May’s deal and a no-deal departure

The SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and Greens have urged Jeremy Corbyn to throw his weight behind a second Brexit referendum as the Labour leader met opposition parties amid efforts to find a way out of the current deadlock.

Corbyn, who told the other party leaders he hoped to see cross-party support for a compromise softer Brexit plan, also held a separate meeting with Conservative and Labour backbenchers who are pushing for the so-called common market 2.0 plan.

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Sir Vince Cable to stand down as Lib Dem leader in May

Former business secretary, who plans to remain as an MP, refuses to name preferred successor

Sir Vince Cable has confirmed that he will stand down in May as leader of the Liberal Democrats, the UK’s fourth biggest parliamentary party.

The former business secretary is planning to remain as an MP and write books. It follows internal criticism for his lacklustre performance over Brexit, including a failure to turn up to a key vote last July.

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