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Labour EU election candidates call for Brexit poll pledge

Labour EU election candidates call for Brexit poll pledge

Remainers in the party had wanted Jeremy Corbyn to agree to hold a referendum on any deal, in all circumstances.

"This is exactly what I thought we would see, and in the coming weeks I fully expect to see support for the Brexit Party increase further", he said.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, centre, with shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey in his office at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Commenting on the outcome, a Labour spokesperson said: "Labour's European elections manifesto was agreed at the NEC today and it will be published soon".

The issue is coming to a head because Britain looks set to participate in May 23 elections for the European Union parliament.

After almost four weeks, Labour sources said Monday's talks with the government were better in tone than before and ministers had shown some willingness to move, declining to offer specifics.

Labour's Jess Phillips predicts the party will get a "drubbing" if the party doesn't offer a second referendum in their manifesto for the European elections in May.

Corbyn meanwhile has the support of some of the party's MPs from Leave-voting areas, who fear a change in policy would result in the party being punished by voters.

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The party's manifesto will instead stick to the wording of a motion passed by Labour conference previous year, which keeps a public vote on the table as a last option.

For now, Labour's position is that a public vote is just one of a number of options on the table, in line with its conference policy agreed in September.

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party fare surprisingly well in the remain heartlands of the capital, with 19 per cent putting them in second place among Londoners.

After failing to persuade many lawmakers from her own Conservative Party to support her Brexit deal, May opened talks earlier this month with Labour.

Others, though, are disappointed because they think this is a way of avoiding a clear commitment in the run-up to the European elections.

Mr. Corbyn has instead kept a policy of holding a referendum against a "Tory Brexit", or no-deal Brexit, aimed at appealing to Labour Leave voters.

Theresa May's party is on track to win just 11 per cent of the vote in London, well behind Labour's 28 per cent, and even trailing Change UK - The Independent Group's 17 per cent, according to the latest Yougov poll.

Talks are set to continue this week between Labour and the Conservatives, represented by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell and Theresa May's ad hoc deputy David Lidington, respectively.


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