Labour Party members gave their backing to Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit stance at this year’s party conference. Under the plan, Labour will go into any election pledging to hold a referendum. But rather than back either Leave or Remain, the party will remain neutral until a later date. So, where does Labour stand on Brexit?A new referendumIf an election is called, Labour says it would go into a campaign arguing for a new public vote on Brexit.If it won the election and held another referendum, voters would be able to choose between a “credible Leave option” and Remain. However, there is internal disagreement about for which side Labour should campaign.Mr Corbyn wants the party to remain neutral while it spends up to three months negotiating a new Brexit deal. The party would organise a referendum within six months and decide which position to back at a special conference.Mr Corbyn’s stance was endorsed by delegates at Labour’s party conference in Brighton. Delegates also rejected a motion which called on the party to back Remain outright in all circumstances.It was voted down despite receiving support from senior figures – such as shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and shadow foreign secretary Emily ThornberryUntil July,… Read full this story
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