Brexit news latest: Jeremy Corbyn resists calls to explicitly back Remain as he vows to let people decide

Jeremy Corbyn has resisted calls to choose sides as he vowed to perform no matter is set in a second Brexit referendum as Labour Prime Minister.

The opposition chief mentioned he would put a “sensible” Leave choice to voters in a contemporary vote and abide by the end result, including that he would go into an election providing to negotiate a contemporary take care of the European Union.

Mr Corbyn’s feedback come forward of Labour’s annual convention, the place he is anticipated to come underneath elevated stress to explicitly back staying within the EU.

The Labour chief mentioned the occasion would negotiate a brand new Leave settlement with the EU if it wins the following normal election after which put that to the favored vote together with a Remain choice.

Party conflict: Labour’s deputy chief Tom Watson has referred to as for Mr Corbyn to back an election earlier than any normal election (AFP/Getty Images)

Writing in The Guardian, Mr Corbyn mentioned: “A Labour authorities would safe a wise deal primarily based on the phrases we now have lengthy advocated, together with a brand new customs union with the EU; an in depth single market relationship; and ensures of employees’ rights and environmental protections.

“We would then put that to a public vote in opposition to stay, and I pledge to perform regardless of the people decide, as a Labour prime minister.

“We are the one UK-wide occasion prepared to put our belief within the people of Britain to make the choice.

“[Boris] Johnson desires to crash out with no deal. That is one thing opposed by enterprise, trade, the commerce unions and many of the public – and even by the Vote Leave marketing campaign’s co-convener, Michael Gove, who mentioned earlier this 12 months: ‘We did not vote to depart and not using a deal.’

“And now the Liberal Democrats need MPs to overturn the referendum end result by revoking article 50 in a parliamentary stitch-up.

“It is solely undemocratic to override the choice of a majority of the voters with out going back to the people.”

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The feedback appeared to sign that Mr Corbyn may undertake a impartial place in any future referendum if he grew to become PM.

Quite a few senior shadow cupboard figures, such as Emily Thornberry and John McDonnell, have mentioned they might back Remain in a brand new referendum.

Labour’s deputy chief Tom Watson has gone additional by calling for an additional nationwide ballot on Brexit earlier than any normal election is held.

Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly mentioned: “Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party need to ignore the biggest democratic vote in our nation’s historical past and cancel the referendum end result.

“They had the chance to let the public decide how to resolve Brexit via a general election – but Jeremy Corbyn doesn’t trust the people.”

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