Labour plunged into new confusion over second European Union referendum — BREXIT CLASH

Frederick Owens
September 25, 2018

In a hint that the option of remaining in the European Union might not be on the table in any future referendum, he said the form of the question would be decided by Parliament but "it will be about whether you accept the deal or not, or whether you send people back to negotiate a proper deal".

The i reports that Labour are ready to back a new Brexit vote, while the Metro describes the decision over whether to support a second referendum as "crunch time" for Mr Corbyn.

After about a five-hour meeting of party members, Labour will vote on a motion that according to the BBC and Guardian newspaper, says: "If we can not get a general election Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote".

Mr Corbyn has been under pressure to support a second vote on the Brexit negotiations which would allow the public to reject a deal brought back to parliament.

"The motion before the Labour conference doesn't rule out a second referendum", Brendan Chilton, general secretary of the Labour Leave campaign, told Reuters.

In his interview with the Sunday Mirror, Mr Corbyn said: "I'm not calling for a second referendum".

Mr McDonnell is set to reveal a raft of new economic measures in his speech to the Labour party conference on Monday afternoon.

The leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, was in attendance at Anfield for Liverpool's game against Southampton on Saturday and he laid a wreath at the Hillsborough memorial.

"We weren't ruling out options and nobody was ruling out remain".

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Sir Keir Starmer, the party's shadow Brexit spokesperson, said "nobody was ruling out the option".

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell said Jeremy Corbyn should be succeeded by a woman.

On ITV1's Good Morning Britain, Mr McDonnell suggested that a general election would be "the real People's Vote" because it would give the public the chance to change the team carrying out the negotiations, replacing Theresa May with a Labour government.

One of these advisors said during a telephone call: "What are you doing in November - because I think we are going to need an election".

With Tuesday the day for the vote on the second referendum motion, the Labour leadership will work hard to try to mute the squabbling - keen to push on with economic announcements they hope will tap into growing discontentment in Britain.

Bookies have slashed the odds of Theresa May winning any upcoming general election - with ranking Corbyn at 5/1 to become Prime Minister.

Since the 2016 referendum, Labour has stuck to a policy of "constructive ambiguity" in a bid to appeal to both "leave" and "remain" voters. It absolutely must include the right to remain in the EU. They've spent two years backing the Tories' catastrophic Brexit and are even now trying to ignore their own members who want a People's Vote with the option to remain in the EU. "It will make the 2016 referendum look like a walk in the park".

"We're respecting the referendum".

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