US News Corbyn will not back second EU referendum

17:35  20 april  2017
17:35  20 april  2017 Source:   Sky News

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The UK voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48% in Thursday's referendum but the majority of voters in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has also rejected the idea of a second referendum , saying: "We have got to accept that decision."

Jeremy Corbyn has ruled out backing a second referendum on the final Brexit deal, after earlier refusing to do so when asked by Sky News.

Asked by Sky News Political Correspondent Tamara Cohen whether the party would give voters a say on the final Brexit agreement, Mr Corbyn failed to give a straight answer.

When asked afterwards to clarify the Labour leadership's position, shadow chancellor John McDonnell refused to answer the question 10 times. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign event in Church House, London © PA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign event in Church House, London

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The Labour party conference has backed a motion that could potentially open the door to the party supporting a second EU referendum . The little-noticed motion is at odds with the views of party leader Jeremy Corbyn , who has said the result of the 23 June vote must be respected.

Labour members have backed calling a second referendum at their annual conference. Mr Smith had advocated holding a second EU referendum , something Mr Corbyn opposes.

But a spokesman for Mr Corbyn later said: "A second referendum is not our policy and it won't be in our manifesto."

In response to Cohen's question, Mr Corbyn had said: "EU negotiations are going on and we have set out our lines on negotiations, primarily it is about gaining and retaining tariff-free access to the European markets.

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"We want to work with Europe. We respect and accept the result of the referendum but there still has to be an economic relationship with Europe..."

A Labour spokeswoman earlier said the party would lay out its position on Brexit in its election manifesto but said the "position hadn't changed".

She said: "We have consistently demanded a meaningful vote in Parliament and, as the government, will bring the deal we negotiate to Parliament before it is finalised to ensure democratic accountability."

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Earlier in Parliament - responding to a statement from David Cameron on the EU referendum - Mr Corbyn said And Mr Corbyn has also been backed by the Unite, GMB and Unison trade unions . Scotland's first minister says she will ask for permission to hold a second vote on independence.

Labour's Owen Smith called for a second European Union referendum . Jeremy Corbyn in pictures. He said: "We have to build the best possible relationship with our sister parties and unions all across Europe , whether they're part of the EU or not.

Conservative Party chairman Patrick McLoughlin said it was "yet more evidence of chaos" from the Labour leadership.

Mr Corbyn launched his campaign in central London, promising not to play by the rules and launching an attack on the ruling "cosy cartels".

The entrance hall leads to the main staircase, one of the most impressive features of the building. Go inside the elegant rooms of 10 Downing Street

He promised to target the rich, claiming he would "put the interests of the majority first" and stand up for people held back by a rigged economic system.

And, with his party trailing the Conservatives in the polls by more than 20 points, he said that the election was not a "foregone conclusion".

Mr Corbyn also hit out at "the wealth extractors", including Southern Rail and former BHS owner Sir Philip Green, and said he would not "doff his cap" to "powerful people".

"They say I don't play by the rules - their rules. We can't win, they say, because we don't play their game. They're quite right, I don't. And a Labour Government elected on 8 June won't play by their rules.

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'Lacklustre role'. The shadow cabinet shake-up sees Emily Thornberry - who on Sunday gave her backing to Mr Corbyn - moved from shadow The House of Commons petitions committee says it is investigating allegations of fraud in connection with a petition calling for a second EU referendum .

"These rules have created a cosy cartel which rigs the system in favour of a few powerful and wealthy individuals and corporations. It's a rigged system set up by the wealth extractors for the wealth extractors."

Theresa May has made clear a "weak" Labour leader will be the focus of her campaign.

In her first campaign visit, to a Labour marginal in Bolton on Wednesday, the Prime Minister told an invited audience: "There's a very clear choice at this election.

"It's a choice between strong and stable leadership under the Conservatives, or weak and unstable coalition of chaos led by Jeremy Corbyn."

Mr Corbyn has insisted he will not go into coalition with the Scottish National Party, despite Nicola Sturgeon's offer of a "progressive alliance" with Labour and the Lib Dems to keep the Conservatives from power.

It comes as 10 Labour MPs announced they would not be standing for re-election, including former shadow home secretary Andy Burnham.

His announcement comes as no surprise - he said he would not fight another election when he became the Labour candidate for Manchester mayor.

He follows the former Vote Leave leader Gisela Stuart out of the door - she was one of the few Labour MPs to vote to leave the EU - her constituents voted to remain.

Labour veteran Alan Johnson has also confirmed he will not run.

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