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Jeremy Corbyn challenged by his own party over Brexit

by LLB Politics Reporter
28th May 19 11:38 am

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a huge challenge over his Brexit policy after heavy losses in the wake of the European election.

Sir Kier Starmer the shadow Brexit secretary, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and the Labour deputy leader Tom Watson have all called for a shift in stance in backing a second referendum over Corbyn wanting a general election.

Watson long with other Labour members are calling for him to move away from his compromise position over Brexit as this left the party remaining in third place by voters.

Watson told the BBC, “We’ve lost many hundreds of thousands, if not millions of potential votes in that election because we got it wrong.

“And the time is now to show some humility, to listen and to move very, very quickly.”

McDonnell has said Labour should back Remain in another poll, he said, “We’re saying quite clearly if there can be a deal, great, but it needs to go back to the people.

“If it’s a no deal we’ve got to block it and the one way of doing that is going back to the people and arguing the case against it because it could be catastrophic for our economy.”

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