After the anticipated defeat this evening of Labour’s amendment to push through the party’s Brexit plan – which was greeted as ‘heavenly’ by EU leaders – the media have attempted to portray confusion about Labour’s next steps on Brexit.
But the steps are quite clear – and map out as follows:
- Labour will table further amendments to push their Brexit deal – the only one under discussion that the EU would accept and would defend the UK’s interests
- Labour will continue to seek out every opportunity for the new general election the country so desperately needs
- the party will back Commons votes for a ‘confirmation referendum’ (CR)
The party’s position on any CR would be straightforward. In any vote on May’s desperate deal – which against all odds manages to be worse than no deal – Labour would back remain, to save the country from the disaster of her incompetence.
In a vote for Labour’s deal vs remain, Labour would campaign for Labour’s Brexit deal, to honour the referendum result.
Ignore media claims of confusion or a lack of a plan. Labour’s position is as cogent as it’s always been.
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