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Opinion polls indicate British voters would punish pro-Brexit candidates in an EP vote (Photo: LeoLondon)

British voters could get second say at EU elections

Britain has taken steps to hold European Parliament (EP) elections in May, triggering anger by eurosceptics in what could turn into an informal second referendum on Brexit.

"As a responsible government, today we have taken the necessary steps required by law should we have to participate," a British government spokesman said on Monday (8 April).

"It does not make these elections inevitable, as leaving the EU before the date of election automatically removes our obligation to take...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Opinion polls indicate British voters would punish pro-Brexit candidates in an EP vote (Photo: LeoLondon)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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