Berger - Labour needs to decide to follow conference policy of campaigning for new public vote - People's Vote

Berger - Labour needs to decide to follow conference policy of campaigning for new public vote

Responding to Jeremy Corbyn’s speech in Hastings, Luciana Berger MP, a leading supporter of People’s Vote, said:

“At Jeremy Corbyn’s speech today, an audience of Labour members and supporters cheered when a journalist read out poll findings showing more and more people support a People’s Vote and remaining in the EU.

“After the vote of confidence was defeated, we now know a General Election is off the table and any chance of Labour negotiating its own Brexit deal has gone.

“Labour needs to decide to follow its democratically-agreed conference policy of campaigning for a new public vote. If it instead backs some version of a Brexit deal which is worse than the deal we already have inside the EU and would leave the country worse off, it risks losing millions of supporters and alienating a whole generation of young voters.

“Polls show growing support for a People’s Vote and, if the public are given the chance, staying in the EU. Indeed, backing for a People’s Vote among Labour supporters now stands at 78 per cent.

“It’s time for Labour to listen to their members and voters and back a People’s Vote, which is the only way forward from this Brexit mess.”

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