ITV political editor says he was ‘told’ Labour’s election leaflet is being rewritten to include a mention of a new referendum.
Yesterday, centrist journalists had tried to claim Labour’s election leaflet had caused outrage by ‘failing’ to mention Labour’s ‘commitment’ to a new referendum on the UK’s departure from the EU.
As the SKWAWKBOX had to point out, there is no such commitment and never has been one – Labour’s policy remains to enact the result of the 2016 referendum but will do whatever is needed to prevent a no-deal Brexit or Theresa May’s worse-than-no-deal version.
This afternoon, ITV’s political editor Robert Peston has tweeted that the leaflet is being ‘rewritten’ because someone ‘forgot’ to include a mention of a new vote:
It’s entirely untrue.
Labour’s leaflet says what it is supposed to say and is perfectly in line with Labour’s actual policy – as opposed to the fantasy version clung to by referendum-obsessives and those trying to steer Labour into the cul-de-sac of a damaging snub to Labour’s leave-voting northern strongholds.
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