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Corbyn would back Brexit vote - but prefers an election

Jeremy Corbyn has said he would back a second EU referendum if Labour members demand he do so at his party conference.
The four-day gathering gets under way in Liverpool today in the wake of another Brexit setback for Theresa May, whose Chequers proposal was widely rejected by EU leaders in Salzburg earlier this week.:: Labour conference: The key questions for Jeremy Corbyn's partyMr Corbyn believes a general election would be the best way to resolve the political crisis enveloping the negotiations, but has admitted he would be prepared to push for another public vote on Brexit.
Corbyn would back Brexit vote - but prefers an election

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Mr Corbyn told the Sunday Mirror: "What comes out of conference I will adhere to. But I'm not calling for a second referendum. I hope we will agree that the best way of resolving this is a general election."But I was elected to empower the members of the party. So if conference makes a decision I will not walk away from it and I will act accordingly."
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His comments came as a poll found 86% of party members think voters should have the final say on the outcome of the negotiations, and 90% would now vote to remain in the EU.The striking results came from a YouGov survey carried out for The Observer, which found that just 8% of Labour members are opposed to another referendum on Brexit.:: Dawn Butler sparks row at Labour Party ConferenceEven in the North and Midlands, where many Labour constituencies voted Leave in 2016, there was overwhelming support - 86% and 88% respectively - for a second vote.Some 81% believe their standard of living would get worse after Brexit and 89% said it would be bad for jobs.:: Momentum challenges for 'mainstream' Labour conference
Corbyn would back Brexit vote - but prefers an election

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Labour deputy leader Tom Watson - who will appear live on Sophy Ridge on Sunday on Sky News from 9am - told the newspaper: "Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour Party back to its members."So if the people's party decide they want the people to have a final say on the deal, we have to respect the view of our members and we will go out and argue for it.":: The 9 most memorable moments from party conferences over the years
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