Brexit should be postponed from March 2019 to allow time for a new referendum on leaving the EU with the option of remaining permanent, Sadiq Khan said today.
The Mayor of London has sharply split his party only a week before the Labor Conference when Jeremy Corbyn is still against a new referendum.
And his intervention will anger Brexiter, who insists that the June 2016 vote must be respected.
Mr Khan insisted that the promises on the delays were "lies" and said he wanted a "first" referendum on leaving the EU.
Brexit should be postponed from March 2019 to allow time for a new referendum on leaving the EU with the option to remain permanent, said Sadiq Khan (pictured on the BBC today)
Mr Khan (pictured today at the BBC) will anger Brexiter, who insists that the vote be honored in June 2016
The Mayor of London has sharply split his party only a week before the Labor Conference, as Jeremy Corbyn (pictured this week at PMQs) is still against a new referendum
He told the BBC Andrew Marr his first preference was for an early parliamentary election and the installation of Mr. Corbyn as prime minister.
But in recognition of Tory's refusal to do so, he said, "For the first time, the British public should have a say in the outcome of the negotiations.
"It is really important that the first referendum is not repeated."
Mr. Khan said contrary to Leave's promises that voters have now been told to leave the EU single market while NHS guards are running short.
He insisted that the government "lightly" ask Brussels to "suspend" the current Brexit process in order to free time for a new referendum once an exit deal is completed.
And he said to Marr, "I would like one of the options to be the option to stay in the European Union."
Brexiter Tory Theresa Villiers reacted with anger to Mr. Khan, insisting that voters simply wanted the government to "go ahead".
She told the BBC, "It's so undemocratic to ask people to vote again just because there's an elite institution that does not like the answer it's given for the first time.
"We have to listen to the outcome of the referendum and implement it."
The Mayor of London (pictured today on Marr) said campaign campaign promises had proved "lies" and said he wanted a "first" referendum on leaving the EU
Mr Corbyn will be under acute pressure to coordinate Labor's policy at the next conference for a second referendum.
Shadow International Trade Secretary Barry Gardiner said today that the current policy is right.
He told Sky News on Sunday to Sophy Ridge, "We said that we have not left anything off the table … but actually it would be a second referendum to give this government a lifeline."
The TUC has now supported the idea of a second referendum and is expected to file a motion on the conference floor in Liverpool. Other important unions, including the GMB, have done the same.
The labor policy has so far been based on six tests for the Brext deal, one of which insists that the party will only support one outcome with exactly the same benefits as the current membership.
Shadow Secretary of State Emily Thornberry said Friday that the state of negotiations made it unimaginable that Theresa May would make a deal that the work could ever support.
Theresa May (pictured in Maidenhead in May) has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum after the vote two years ago to leave the EU
Prior to his Marr interview, Mr. Khan wrote in the Observer and blamed the government for conducting the negotiations. He said the threat to living standards, the economy and jobs was too great for voters to have a say.
He proposed that in a so-called referendum, the option of remaining a member of the EU to include in the ballot.
"This means a public vote on a Brexit deal received by the government, or a Brexit vote if unsecure, and the option to stay in the EU," he wrote in the article.
"People have not voted to leave the EU to feel poorer, to see their companies suffer, to have understaffed NHS stations, to prepare the police for riots, or to endanger our national security if our cooperation with the The EU in the fight against terrorism is weakened. "
Theresa May has repeatedly ruled out holding a second referendum after the vote two years ago to leave the EU.
She said that MEPs will vote on whether to accept a final agreement.
Labor will vote against any Theresa May Brexit deal and be ready to fight a poll before Christmas, warns a senior ally of Jeremy Corbyn today