JEREMY CORBYN’s Labour descended into fresh chaos over Brexit yesterday as his closest allies openly opposed a second Referendum.
Len McCluskey, the head of Labour’s biggest union donor Unite, said the country had already had a ‘People’s Vote’ – and “the people voted to come out of the EU”.
He added that if there was a second poll it should only ask the public whether they backed Theresa May’s Chequers plan – or a No Deal Brexit. Remaining in the EU should not be an option.
It came as Labour members pushed for a party wide vote on a second Referendum at party conference tomorrow.
Jeremy Corbyn yesterday signalled he would back a new Referendum if members decide that is what they what to happen.
But sources claimed the leadership were drawing up a motion of their own for conference to “fudge the issue”.
Mr Corbyn yesterday refused to be drawn whether he would vote Remain or Brexit if given the choice again.
He told the BBC Andrew Marr show: “Well that’s conjecture to what the question would be. In the referendum I wanted to remain and reform the EU.
40 per cent of Labour voters wanted to Leave – 60 per cent wanted to Remain. But you know what? None of them wanted to lose their job.”
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A poll in yesterday’s Observer claimed 86 per cent of Labour members want a second Referendum. Just 8 per cent are opposed to the so-called ‘People’s Vote.
Deputy leader Tom Watson said he preferred a General Election to a second referendum.
But he said: “If the people’s party decide they want the people to have a final say on the deal, we have to respect the view of our members. That is what happens when you return the party to the members.”
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