Corbyn: 'I'll back a People's Vote'

Remigio Civitarese
Settembre 23, 2018

The shadow Brexit minister said such position had the backing of Jeremy Corbyn, adding: "He didn't need persuading, I don't think there is anybody, bar one or two in the Labour Party, who would be relaxed about no deal".

The party has never formally rejected the option of second vote but leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he would prefer the issues to be resolved in an election.

"But I was elected to empower the members of the party".

As conference opened in Liverpool the Labour leader said although he was not calling for a People's Vote he would not "walk away" from any decision delegates make.

A YouGov survey of more than 1,000 Labour members for The Observer found 86% support a referendum on the outcome of Brexit talks, against just 8% who oppose it.

A poll for the paper suggests 86% of members want a final say on the UK's future relationship with Europe.

The Prime Minister demanded the European Union treated the United Kingdom with respect after leaders from the continent rejected her Chequers plan.

In his interview with the Observer, Mr Watson said: "Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour party back to its members".

Liverpool is a Labour heartland and voted overwhelming for Corbyn's part in the general election previous year.

On the eve of Labour's annual conference, Mr Corbyn said he would "adhere" to "what comes out of conference", although he insisted he would rather bring about a general election.

Some 81% believe their standard of living would get worse after Brexit and 89% said it would be bad for jobs.

At Labour's women's conference on Saturday, the party faced a fresh row after a frontbencher praised the Militant-dominated council which ran Liverpool in the 1980s.

Her comments were criticised by senior peers and fellow MPs in a further indication of the divisions within the Parliamentary Labour Party.

His intervention was a key moment in the drive to break the far-left Militant group's hold over parts of the party, which ended with the expulsion of figures including Liverpool council's deputy leader Derek Hatton.

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