Jeremy Corbyn opens door to second referendum

Nellie Chapman
September 25, 2018

Eloise Todd, of the Best for Britain campaign for a second referendum, said: "John McDonnell has confirmed that Labour would back a public vote on Brexit if a general election doesn't take place".

The statement came just hours after the Soros-backed group issued one describing the announcement Labour would back a second vote as "a welcome step forward for the party".

The Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will back a second referendum on the Eu if that's what his party decide at the Labour party conference.

And he indicated that even if the decision on the European Union was put to the public in a referendum, the choice would be between accepting a deal or returning to the negotiating table rather than the option of remaining inside the bloc.

"We argued for Remain in the past but we lost that vote so we have to respect that", he said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said over the weekend that he would shift his weight behind a decision to stage another Brexit referendum, should his party demonstrate clear support for the move.

Mr Corbyn declined to say which way he would vote in any new in-or-out poll, while pointing out he backed Remain in the 2016 referendum.

At a Parliamentary Labour Party event on the fringe of the conference, opinions were split on a second referendum.

The Labour leader said that winning an election is "not going to be easy" but hailed the power of "popular movements coming together".

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However, Mr McDonnell encouraged second referendum campaigners by telling interviews: "If we don't get a general election, then yes, we will go for a people's vote".

But quizzed this afternoon on whether McDonnell was right, Starmer said: "The question of a public vote should be open".

"There were 300 people in the room and that was absolutely clear".

"If Theresa May brings back a deal that fails our tests - and that looks increasingly likely - Labour will vote against it".

Should Labour judge May's plans to have negative effect in response to the above questions, then the party is likely to vote down her Chequers plan in the commons.

But Mr Kinnock said that if another referendum were to be held, it would be "absurd" for it not to contain the option of remaining in the EU.

But some Tory moderates had hoped that, faced with the prospect of no deal, some Labour MPs would vote with the Government.

Mr Umunna told BBC News: "I stand by what I have said on bullying and racism in the Labour Party - not least because my own family have been victims of racism - and if Len McCluskey doesn't like that so be it".

"And if the prime minister thinks we'll wave through a vague deal asking us to jump blindfolded into the unknown she can think again".

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