Business confidence over UK's post Brexit future at record levels

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The British Parliament could block the Brexit deal if the European Union fails to offer a detailed blueprint for the future terms of trade with the U.K., Brexit Secretary David Davis said.

Both the Conservatives and Labour have officially ruled out a second referendum.

Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, also at the event, reassured attendees, saying: "We'll do everything we can in Parliament for a people's vote".

"Whether you think the government will negotiate a good deal or bad deal, Brexit is definitely a big deal", Open Britain's executive director James McGrory told AFP.

MPs have been promised a "meaningful vote" on the final deal after inflicted a humiliating parliamentary defeat on the government.

During a speech to the crowd, Green Party leader Ms. Lucas said: "We will be making the case in Parliament, but this is too big and too important to be determined exclusively by politicians".

A new campaign group, backed by a star from the Star Trek movies, was launched Sunday calling for a public vote on a final Brexit deal.

Remain-backing groups have been emboldened by a recent shift in public support towards staying in the European Union, and a number of high-profile figures have come out in favour of a second referendum, including former prime ministers John Major and Tony Blair. "We're now trying to deliver on that mandate from the people".

Sir Patrick, Emeritus Chancellor at the University of Huddersfield, told the BBC that if people voted to reject the exit deal, the United Kingdom would "simply stay" in the EU.

"I think we'll get a great result and we'll be able to have, not only a huge free trade deal with our friends and partners across the channel, but we'll be able to boldly go to areas we perhaps neglected over the past five years".

In the first referendum in June 2016, Britain voted by a 52-48 margin to leave the EU.

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