Published: Thu, June 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Anti-Brexit stance is a risk for Tom

Anti-Brexit stance is a risk for Tom

Jeremy Corbyn has been resisting pressure to fully embrace a second referendum, amid heavy criticism of the party's poor results in last month's European elections.

But despite agreeing that the party would demand a vote on any deal offered to Parliament, Mr Corbyn did not specify whether he believed the option scrapping Brexit all-together should be on the vote.

Mr Corbyn stopped short of saying Labour would campaign to stay in the European Union, telling the shadow cabinet yesterday that the party remained "committed to respecting the result of the referendum".

Speaking at a shadow cabinet meeting, Mr Corbyn said he would be listening to colleagues and consulting with trade unions before officially setting out Labour's position next week.

The prospect poses a dilemma as numerous party's supporters backed Brexit.

With the Conservative party still deciding on their next leader, it's clear that the issue of Brexit has become the main focus of the discussion, as seen by the recent Channel 4 debate.

They warn another referendum would be "toxic" and empower the "populist right" in many Labour heartlands.

"Labour has a vital role to play fighting for a Brexit for the many, not the few".

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Of course, this is all hypothetical because under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, any decision for Northern Ireland to leave the UK and form a united Ireland has to be approved by the electorate in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The letter added that the battle for a better Brexit deal was "best fought in stage two, after the United Kingdom has left", and warned: "Rejecting any Brexit in the hope of securing a ideal deal risks the worst outcome - a no-deal Brexit". This would further alienate many who backed Labour in 2017. We can put Britain back at the heart of Europe again.

"I love Europe because I'm a democratic socialist", he said.

Corbyn, who led Labour to a much stronger than expected showing in a 2017 general election, has long wanted to move the conversation away from Brexit, seeing his anti-austerity message as a vote victor.

The letter said: "Our party was devastated in the local elections in longstanding Labour-held councils".

He tweeted: 'Brexit has turned this country into a toxic nation.

We may be expecting some clarity on Labour's support for a second referendum, but how exactly it would work in reality remains as clear as mud.

"The Peterborough by-election result, with Labour's vote share down 17 per cent and the Brexit Party coming so close, gives a stark warning of what could happen in Tory-Labour marginals, the majority of which are Leave seats".

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