DITHERING Jeremy Corbyn will reportedly let his MPs campaign for Remain and Leave in another referendum.
The Labour leader has given up trying to unite his warring party around a single position.
He has privately agreed to give his shadow cabinet a free vote, BBC’s Newsnight reported.
The move means Labour will go into the next election promising to negotiate a deal which many shadow ministers will campaign to reject.
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Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell and Barry Gardiner have all said they will campaign against a Labour Brexit deal if there is another vote.
Labour’s Brexit civil war was reignited yesterday when party deputy Tom Watson broke ranks to call for a second referendum before an election, and to demand Labour backs Remain.
Speaking in London, he said there is “no such thing as a good Brexit deal”.
Mr Corbyn, on a trip to the Midlands, hit back: “It’s Tom’s view — I don’t accept it, I don’t agree with it.
“Our priority is to get an election in order to give the people a chance to elect a government that cares for them, not themselves.”
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Labour Brexit boss Keir Starmer said the party has been “making the case for a deal that protects jobs and supports manufacturing”.
He added: “Of course – ‘remain’ should – and it will – be on the ballot paper, along with a credible option to leave.
“We need to ask the public whether they are prepared to leave on the terms on offer, or whether they would prefer to remain.”
Labour’s civil war was reignited when Tom Watson broke ranks to publicly demand a second referendum before an election[/caption]
However, he was publicly slapped down by Labour Brexit boss Keir Starmer who said they could get a better deal[/caption]
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