Government refuses to say if it has taken legal advice over new referendum on final EU deal

Ministers have refused to disclose whether they have taken legal advice on holding a fresh referendum on the final Brexit deal as the government comes under mounting pressure to consider campaigners’ demands.
In response to a request for information, the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) said revealing such detail would harm the UK’s negotiating position in Brussels.
It comes as the general secretary of the Trade Union Congress(TUC) said the organisation was “serving notice” to Theresa May and could throw its weight behind calls for a second public vote in the coming months.