London, Theresa May, British Prime Minister

has insisted she will not be forced into watering down her Brexit plan

during negotiations with the European Union (EU).

The UK Prime Minister said she will “not be pushed” into

compromises on her Chequers agreement that are not in the “national

interest”. But, May also warns she will not “give in” to those calling for

a second referendum on the withdrawal agreement. She says it would

be a “gross betrayal of our democracy and… trust”.

The Chequers agreement would see the UK agreeing a

“common rulebook” with the EU for trading in goods, in an attempt to

maintain friction-less trade at the border.

The People’s Vote, a cross-party group including some MPs, is

calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal.

The UK is on course to leave the EU on 29 March, but has yet to

agree how its final relationship with the bloc will work. The EU has

suggested that November is the latest a deal could be finalised.

The government had previously ruled out another referendum,

the BBC reported.

Source: Oman News Agency