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Brexit: Labour attacks withdrawal date 'gimmick' as debate begins

Labour is to demand that Prime Minister Theresa May withdraws her Brexit legislation amendment which would set the day of EU departure in law.Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer will brand it a "gimmick" and warn that Labour will vote against it if it is not withdrawn by the government.It comes as MPs begin debating the crucial piece of legislation that will pave the way for Brexit.The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill will end the supremacy of EU law.BBC Parliament Live: MPs examine EU Bill Six people who will shape the Brexit battle Brexit: All you need to know A government amendment that would enshrine the Brexit date and time - 11pm on March 29 2019 - in law, announced last Friday, by Prime Minister Theresa May, will not be deb ...