Brexit: Labour to back new referendum

Brexit: Labour to back new referendum

Brexit: Labour to back new referendum

Mr. Corbyn's letter clarifies the party's position - up to a point.

Labour has formally decided that so long as the Tories are in power, they want a second Brexit referendum.

"In our 2017 manifesto, Labour also committed to oppose a No Deal Brexit and the Tories' Brexit plans", he added, calling on the incoming prime minister to hold a general election.

In that scenario, the choice on the ballot paper would be between Labour's deal and remaining in the EU, the unions said, and how Labour campaigned in a second referendum would depend on the deal negotiated.

"The Labour leader said that his Shadow Cabinet had agreed that a second referendum was now needed, after the collapse of talks with the Conservative-led government earlier this year".

With Labour under intense pressure from more overtly pro-Remain parties, including the Liberal Democrats, the party had already shifted since the European elections towards urging the Conservatives to put their deal to a public vote.

"Which is talking about those heartlands and saying to them we're not just going to annul this, this decision from 2016. I am very proud the shadow cabinet have listened to their concerns".

Would Labour campaign for or against its own deal, and therefore for or against Brexit?

Labour MP and chairman of the Brexit Select Committee Hilary Benn hailed the "very significant" announcement, which he said will be "widely welcomed" within the party.

Ending his letter, addressed to Angela Smith - the shadow leader of the House of Lords, Lord Triesman said: "We may one day be the party of anti-racism once again but it certainly isn't today". "I haven't been clear and I'm not clear now".

He was also filmed saying he had celebrated the resignation of MP Joan Ryan, who quit Labour in protest over the handling of antisemitism and bullying complaints. "I think it gives him quite a boost when he wins the Tory leadership", he told the BBC's World At One.

Compare what Obama said about the back of the queue, to what Donald Trump is saying now, that he's ready to do a wonderful trade deal; so whatever you may think of Donald Trump as a person, there's a very big contrast between Obama's threat, to what Donald Trump is now saying- that the USA is ready to do a trade deal.

Hunt, who is Britain's foreign secretary, reprimanded Trump, tweeting that his comments were "disrespectful and wrong to our Prime Minister and my country".

"We have a very large party, a very large membership and many parts to our party and our movement and we have a democratic process".

Of course, Mr Corbyn has no power to call a fresh referendum and some in his party have voted against the whip on matters related to Brexit. The two challengers for leader of the Tory party (and therefore PM) both advocate Brexit and are willing to leave the European Union without a deal, but the decision of the Labour party means that all the opposition parties in the United Kingdom are now pro-remain and in favour of giving the electorate a "final" say on the matter.

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