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Labour Party backs remain, calls for second referendum

July 10, 2019

On Tuesday, Jeremy Corbyn called for the next prime minister to hold a second EU referendum, adding that the Labour Party will campaign for Remain.

In a letter, 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.”

Corbyn justified this decision by saying that his party would stop “no deal or a damaging Tory Brexit.”

In the letter, Corbyn said that the party continued to believe the “compromise plan” established for Brexit during cross-party talks earlier this year, calling it a “sensible alternative that could bring the country together.” This plan would include a customs union, a strong single market relationship, and continued environmental regulations and rights at work.

Corbyn also called for a general election, saying that Labour had a “crucial, historic duty to safeguard jobs, rights and living standards, but no Brexit outcome alone can do that.”

In response, Brexit Party leader said that Corbyn “has shamelessly abandoned his principles and given in to the political pygmies of Labour’s Remainer front bench.”

“They have broken every promise that they made to millions of Labour voters – most notably, the 2017 Labour manifesto commitment to ‘respect the referendum result,'” said Farage.

“Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has now declared itself to be the radical wing of the Remainer establishment,” he added. “We will not let them get away with it.”

– MK. II

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