HUGE numbers of working class voters could desert Labour over Jeremy Corbyn’s support for a second referendum, a union chief warned last night.
He said Corbyn risks being deserted by “huge numbers” of working class voters in Labour’s heartlands over his support for a second referendum.
Len McCluskey has warned that Corbyn’s Brexit strategy may lead huge numbers of working class voters to desert the party[/caption]
McCluskey has been one of Corbyn’s key supporters[/caption]
Unite boss Len McCluskey, who is a key Corbynista, said a poll of 75,000 Labour members showed the party’s failure to back Brexit is hitting them in the North and Midlands.
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He added that if Mr Corbyn wins the election and negotiates a new deal Unite will call a special conference and could back it over Remain in a second referendum.
Union officials have complained that the Labour leader is “toxic” and “divisive” on the doorstep, with one questioning why it was “still backing a leader who can’t sort” out anti-Semitism.
Mr McCluskey said Labour needs to “tackle the very real issues we’ve got over Brexit and with Jeremy in some places” to turn things around.