Labour MEPs ask Jeremy Corbyn to back second EU referendum

A bunch of Labour MEPs has written to Jeremy Corbyn to ask him to again a second EU referendum – warning that giving the general public a closing say on Brexit is “the one means by way of the impasse” in Westminster.

In a letter seen by The Unbiased the seven MEPs, Julie Ward, Seb Dance, Jude Kirton-Darling, Catherine Stihler, Mary Honeyball, Wajid Khan, and David Martin say they applaud Mr Corbyn’s criticisms of Theresa Could’s Brexit deal however that the celebration must go additional.

“We now face the problem of what to do in gentle of its close to sure defeat if we don’t handle to safe a fast normal election,” the MEPs say.

“The cowardly postponement of the vote by the PM signifies that time is working out and we have to carry ahead selections that can garner the help of the vast majority of our members and supporters.”

The MEPs, who characterize a diffusion of areas throughout the North West, North East, London, and Scotland, level to polling proof that means that “in latest months, many Depart voting areas have modified their minds” and need to stay within the EU.

“We live by way of a profound nationwide disaster that can outline our nation for many years to come back, and largely impacts the way forward for our younger folks, who we all know voted overwhelmingly to Stay within the EU,” the MEPs say.

“Isolationism has by no means, and can by no means be, the reply to the numerous international and worldwide issues we should resolve along with our allies. We have to have a seat on the desk with a purpose to form the longer term, together with reform of the European establishments.”

They add: “With the present deadlock in Westminster, giving the folks a closing say on what to do is the one means by way of the impasse. That is the democratic means ahead, particularly within the gentle of a lot data and proof that has come to gentle.”

Labour has 20 MEPs within the European Parliament, making the decision for a second referendum a minority place of round of a 3rd of represntatives in its delegation as this stage. Surveys of celebration members and voters counsel most would welcome one other vote – although many prioritise different points.

Mr Corbyn’s celebration faces a dilemma on whether or not to again a second referendum: polling suggests that it’s going to lose the help of Stay voters whether it is seen to endorse Brexit, whereas it could lose the help of a lot of its Depart voters if it tries to frustrate the referendum end result.

The celebration has left the potential of one other referendum on the desk however says its precedence is to safe a normal election to that it will possibly change authorities. 


On Brexit the celebration says it could negotiate a better relationship with the EU than Theresa Could – inside a customs union and with a tighter relationship with the only market. It has been ambiguous on the query of free motion. 

In a speech on Thursday about Brexit Mr Corbyn advised the prime minister: “If you’re so assured in your deal, name that election, and let the folks determine.” He mentioned if a normal election couldn’t be secured all choices have been “on the desk, together with the choice of campaigning for a public vote”.

The complete textual content of the letter will be learn here.

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