Corbyn calls for referendum

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on the next Tory leader to hold another referendum before 31st October, adding that his party would back Remainers.

In a BBC interview, the Labour leader said he would make a case to parliament in September to get another public vote.

Meanwhile, he said his party would do everything it could to take no-deal off the table, or allow a Tory deal.

Corbyn has been under pressure to shift to an anti-Brexit stance in recent weeks, including pleas from shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Deputy Leader Tom Watson.

He has not yet declared Labour’s policy, in the event of a General Election. But in an email to party members last week, he said that if a referendum were to be called on the Brexit deal, negotiated by the incoming Conservative prime minister, his party would support Remain.

Corbyn wrote: “Whoever becomes the new prime minister should have the confidence to put their deal, or no deal, back to the people in a public vote.

“In those circumstances, I want to make it clear that Labour would campaign for Remain, against either no-deal or a Tory deal, that does not protect the economy and jobs.”


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