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Labour eyes referendum on Brexit deal in 2017 manifesto

Jeremy Corbyn

Labour is reportedly considering an election manifesto pledge to include a second Brexit referendum as it looks to curry support from remain voters.

According to the Times, senior Labour members are said to be pushing leader Jeremy Corbyn to make a promise to give voters the chance to reject a Brexit deal negotiated by a future government.

However, the party is making it clear they will not move to stop or reverse Brexit.

The Times says the proposal has not been signed off by Corbyn or shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer.

A general election will be held on 8 June after Prime Minister Theresa May’s surprise announcement on Tuesday.

Yesterday, former chancellor George Osborne announced he is quitting as an MP to concentrate on being editor of the Evening Standard newspaper.

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  1. Seems like a good idea to me. The Brexiters that might be thinking of voting Labour shouldn’t worry about a further referendum either. If everything is looking good, for Brexit, any referendum will just confirm the deal. If it’s looking pretty bad you will have the right to change your mind. How can that be a bad thing?

    • Depends on your view of a good or bad deal ? My view we voted out and we should all unite around this and stop this in fighting. This of course all could be immaterial if Le-Penn wins the French election, the EU will then crumble within 5-7 years.

  2. Not much will change in pratice. Why not try another poll, it is always prudent at have one second opinion. Nonewithstanding, the Brexit will not be hard anyway. Efficient trade and good services and products will always be on the top!

  3. A poll recorded in the Times today suggests that a majority now feels leaving the EU was a bad idea. If this is accurate a second referendum when the terms are known is not just advisable it is essential.

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