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Labour have announced they will back a second referendum on Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn will tell a meeting of Labour MPs that the party will support or put forward an amendment in favour of a public vote to "prevent a damaging Tory Brexit being forced on the country".

"The prime minister is recklessly running down the clock, in an attempt to force MPs to choose between her botched deal and a disastrous no-deal," he is due to tell them. "We cannot and will not accept."

https://news.sky.com/story/labour-an...endum-11648217

What do you think about this? It will be interesting to see if a motion can even pass Parliament, since at present, the only thing that unites the house is that May's deal is awful (and that a No Deal is awful of course). But whether such an amendment for a second referendum could command a majority on this issue (a second vote) is another story.
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No no no! The decision was made, respect it ffs
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Hilarious. Corbyn (or more likely his handlers, maybe Milne) is a shrewd one.
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YESSSS.

Something he should've done years ago. Only 2 years behind the Lib-Dems ...
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Say goodbye to those northern seats labour ❤️
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Corbyn gets the leadership by being a man of the people, only to be manhandled by his own party. A bit like Trump
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Stop titting about and get on with it if it's going to happen.
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Bad decision (I say as a Labour member) - will alienate voters, disrespect the vote in 2016, and mean Labour has to contest on the remain side with SNP, TIG, Lib Dem, Plaid and Green whilst Tories (and maybe UKIP/Brexit Party) appeal to those who voted leave. It is not only a wrong decision but probably an electorally bad tactic.
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How to help the Tories win in the north 101.
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Who said this? Clue - Cowardly liar.

"This Vote is your decision, nobody elses, not politician's, not Parliament's, not lobby groups, not mine. Just you, you the British people will decide... and it will be the final decision.

The referendum that is happening will be a once in a generation choice, an In or Out referendum. When the British people speak, their voice will be respected, not ignored. If we vote to Leave then we will Leave. There will not be another renegotiation and another referendum"

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Yes, finally - we have a chance to show the voice of the people after the shambolic negotiation with Brussels, winding down the Brexit clock - should have negotiate a better deal imo from a firm position, but is the next best possible option (back to the EU we go)
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(Original post by CoolCavy)
Stop titting about and get on with it if it's going to happen.
Hear hear!

Corbyn is really snatching defeat from the Jaws of victory. I think Labour will be desimated at the next election.
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(Original post by JMR2019.)
Bad decision (I say as a Labour member) - will alienate voters, disrespect the vote in 2016, and mean Labour has to contest on the remain side with SNP, TIG, Lib Dem, Plaid and Green whilst Tories (and maybe UKIP/Brexit Party) appeal to those who voted leave. It is not only a wrong decision but probably an electorally bad tactic.
Agreed as a former Labour member
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I mean I agree with Corbyn that we will either get a ‘botched deal or no deal’- however that is what the people voted for and to undermine that fact with a revote would wreak havoc. What’s the point in voting if we just vote again to get the ‘right answer this time’??
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What's that? Corbyn is finally trying to do something about Brexit, instead of being sat on his arse like a petulant child? I top my hat to him.
Jeremy Corbyn, Mr. Unelectable; the terrorist sympathiser, the man who seems to only say the same things every time, the man who complains about a Tory government being 'forced onto us' as though he forgets what government we currently have.
However, I do have to retract that previous hat-top, for one simple reason: he's planning on deconstructing democracy, one of the sweetest things politics has to offer.

The previous democratic referendum won in favour of leaving the EU, i.e. more people voted to leave than to stay. I have to say that last part, because some people simply don't understand how democracy works. A majority wins, end of story.
He can't now try and get a second referendum passed, just because he and his followers don't like the outcome. There would be nationwide outrage - believe it or not - and the social situation would be worse than it is now. Society would simply go nuts.
Not to mention that this could go on ad infinitum. What if the second referendum does go through, and we do have another vote, and the vote to remain won? Would we have a third referendum because the leave supporters are up in arms? It could go on and on and on and...

So, I do wish Mr. Corbyn and his crew the best of luck in this. But if he seriously believes democracy will be damaged in spite of his own petulance, then he has another thing coming.
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Happy that a major political party will root to finally give the British people to give their opinion on this botched deal, leaving the EU was terrible for this country, but was a democratic result so would prefer if Brexit was extended to allow for renegotiation of a better deal, though if available would 100% vote to remain

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On the bright side there wont ever be a Socialist government running this country. This was their one and only chance.
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yay we stan
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Took them long enough!
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(Original post by hello_shawn)
Corbyn gets the leadership by being a man of the people, only to be manhandled by his own party. A bit like Trump
Hot take right here 👆🏻

We’re only going to get a real change of business as usual if we elect radical parties not tied to the establishment in power. One individual is not enough. Trumps already caved on immigration, next Corbyn will be supporting a coup in Venezuela
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