Commenting on reports that trade unions affiliated to Labour have agreed a common position on Brexit and a People’s Vote, Bridget Phillipson, Labour MP and leading supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“It is a step forward that trade unions are now advocating that Labour backs a People’s Vote in which it would campaign to stay in the EU on any Tory Brexit.
“But arguments about a general election cannot be allowed to obscure the need to campaign now for a final say referendum, which is the only democratic solution to the Brexit mess. If we fail to vigorously demand such a People’s Vote it will only hinder our efforts to reconnect with millions of voters and hundreds of thousands of members who feel deeply let down by our party over Brexit. They just want to know - without ‘ifs or buts’ that we will give them the final say and campaign to stay in the EU.”