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  • CORBYN BACKS A NEW BREXIT REFERENDUM AND WILL CAMPAIGN FOR REMAIN

    The Labour Party

    After months of sitting on the fence Labour has announced in a letter to party members that it would campaign for Remain and back calls for a second Brexit Referendum should the Tories seek to leave the EU block without a deal in place.

    The move comes after trade unions and MP's piled on the pressure of push for a second vote.

    The party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, wrote:

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    "Whoever becomes the new Prime Minister should have the confidence to put their deal, or No Deal, back to the people in a public vote.

    "In those circumstances, I want to make it clear that Labour would campaign for Remain against either No Deal or a Tory deal that does not protect the economy and jobs.

    "Labour set out a compromise plan to try to bring the country together based around a customs union, a strong single market relationship and protection of environmental regulations and rights at work. 

    "We continue to believe this is a sensible alternative that could bring the country together.

    "But the Prime Minister refused to compromise and was unable to deliver, so we ended cross-party talks."

    The party has come under increased criticism over the previous few years, with some accusing Labour of failing to take a stance on the divisive issue of Brexit, however, this news will be welcomed by the parties second in command Tom Watson who has been piling on the pressure himself, to get the party to back a second referendum.

    It is unclear as to how much of an impact on upcoming local and general elections it will have within Salford as 63.3% of voters within the City voted to leave the EU. The result was seen as a clear indication that the overall majority within the City backed a Brexit.

    In a recent poll carried out on the SalfordOnline Facebook group, the results were that there was no indication that position had changed.




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