Labour to push for Commons vote on second Brexit referendum - John McDonnell

Jeremy Corbyn To Back Second Brexit Referendum In New Commons Bid To Prevent ‘Damaging’ Tory

John McDonnell, the second most powerful man in the Labour Party, said the party would put down an amendment calling for a second referendum as soon as May brought a deal back to parliament.

May's decision to give lawmakers more say over the outcome was an attempt to see off a rebellion by lawmakers and ministers in her own party who had warned they could vote on Wednesday with opposition parties to grab control of Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn's proposal, which includes close trade ties with the EU and keeping the United Kingdom in a customs union, was defeated by 323 votes to 240.

"When the meaningful vote comes back - and we are told maybe that might be on 12 March - there are rumours today that it could be next week ..."

Lastly, around 20 Tory MPs voted against the idea altogether - a reminder for the PM, in the unlikely event that she really needed it, that there is a core of Brexiteers who are likely to vote against her deal come hell or high water.

The move came after a concerted effort from shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer and deputy leader Tom Watson, who feared that failure to act decisively could have led to more defections to the breakaway Independent Group of MPs, whose members all support a second referendum.

Speaking to MPs in the Commons earlier this week, the prime minister had said: "The EU does not have the legal authority to do a separate deal on citizens' rights without a new mandate".

"The proposal we put forward, and that has been taken up with such effect by Peter Kyle MP and Phil Wilson MP, offers Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May a face-saving compromise".

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And she said she had made "no secret that, as a Jewish woman representing a city with a Jewish community, I have been deeply disturbed by the lack of response from Jeremy Corbyn as party leader and many in the wider leadership of the party to the anti-Semitism that stains our party".

If it were to pass, Labour would then abstain on May's deal.

Jeremy Corbyn has declared Labour will back a second referendum on Brexit to end a lengthy power struggle within the party.

If that fails then Labour will support Theresa May's Brexit deal but on the proviso that it is subjected to a referendum before it can become law. Mr. Corbyn vowed to back a second referendum if his tabled amendment was defeated in Commons.

After the result in the Commons, shadow Brexit spokesman Matthew Pennycook said it was "now time to wholeheartedly get behind efforts to facilitate a new public vote that includes the option of staying in the EU".

Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow, said the motion is "disgraceful".

Well at least no-deal looks to be off the table...

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The UK Labour Party has suspended MP Chris Williamson after the emergence of a speech he gave past year in which he described people who had supported a Jewish MP after antisemitic comments were made against her by another MP as "white privileged".

It is all very well building up mountains of votes in London, but most of the seats we need to win to form the next government voted Leave, as did the majority of our marginal seats.

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