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Corbyn, “Second Brexit Vote an Option for the Future”: Back the Campaign for this ‘Option’ !

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Second Brexit vote ‘option for future’

Jeremy Corbyn has declined to support calls for a second referendum, insisting that it is an option that can only be considered in the long term.

The Labour leader also said that if there was another referendum, he did not know how he would vote.

His comments will offer little comfort to growing numbers of Labour MPs who are calling for a so-called people’s vote.

His comments came after a week in which Theresa May’s administration has teetered on the verge of collapse following the release of the draft EU withdrawal agreement.

Pressed on how he would vote by Sky News interviewer Sophy Ridge, Corbyn said he voted to remain at the 2016 referendum and that there were “reforms needed” in the EU.

“I don’t know how I am going to vote, what the options would be at that time,” he said.

Corbyn said: “It’s an option for the future, but it’s not an option for today. If there was a referendum tomorrow, what’s it going to be on, what’s the question going to be?”

 

 

 

Back the Campaign for this Option! 

 

Jeremy Corbyn has said he does not know how he would vote in a second referendum.

The Labour leader told Sophy Ridge on Sky News: “I don’t know how I would vote, what the options would be at that time.” He added that he has not yet read all of Theresa May’s draft withdrawal agreement with the EU yet

To: Jeremy Corbyn

PETITION: OPEN LETTER TO JEREMY CORBYN FROM LABOUR MEMBERS

Dear Jeremy,

As members of the Labour Party, we strongly agree with your statement (Sky News, Ridge, 18 Nov 2018) that the “difference between the Labour Party and the Tories is that Labour are a members-led party” and that your “mandate comes from the members”.

We also back your transformative agenda for Britain.

Our communities desperately need a new economic model after decades of decline.

Labour under your leadership has the ideas to put Britain on a new path.

But Brexit puts much of this at risk. At best it is a huge distraction from the policies we desperately need to improve our country. At worse it endangers our whole agenda.

Now – at this time of great crisis – Labour can provide the leadership the country needs to offer a different course.

Labour conference was emphatic that a people’s vote must be kept on the table. Unlike previous Labour leaders you are committed to party democracy and for a new kind of politics. You have rightly respected the conference decision.

Like you we are not evangelists for the EU. We believe it needs urgent and far-reaching reform. Your agenda for ‘Remain and Reform’ was right in 2016. And it’s still the right position today.

Some 86 per cent of Labour members back a people’s vote on Brexit with an option to Remain in the EU. We want the Labour leadership to now back the members on Brexit. Labour should now lead the campaign for a people’s vote.

Already public opinion has shifted rapidly with 54% now backing staying inside the EU. If Labour shifted its position we are certain this would turn the polls decisively in favour of the Remain side.

But time is of the essence. We need to act now.

Please listen to the members and back a new referendum.

In solidarity,

The undersigned

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Written by Andrew Coates

November 18, 2018 at 4:42 pm

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  1. Would it be true to say that Corbyn and Labour haven’t got a clue about what is going on? I’m not saying anyone else does but does Corbyn and Labour? And anybody else?

    Dave Roberts

    November 18, 2018 at 8:25 pm


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