Brexit: Corbyn says new UK PM must put Brexit plan to second referendum


The leader of Britain’s Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has called on the country’s next prime minister to carry out a second referendum before making any ‘deal or no deal’ decision in regards to the European Union membership.

In a letter to party members, he added Labour would campaign in favour of remain to stop a no-deal Brexit or what he called a “damaging Tory (Conservative Party) Brexit”.

 “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,” Corbyn wrote.

“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.”

The letter, however, did not speak or comment on what Corbyn party will do if it were to win the general election.

The UK is set to have a new prime minister in just over two weeks and former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson looks on course for a resounding victory, with a YouGov poll on Monday saying he’s backed by 74% of the Conservative Party — well ahead of current Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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