Labour to consider backing second Brexit vote

Labour will vote on a Brexit motion which will put a second referendum behind a call for a general election.
Pro-EU supporters in Labour have been left somewhat disappointed by the party's motion wording, which only promises to fight for a second vote on the deal Britain gets when it leaves the EU, if there is no general election.The motion comes after more than 100 constituency parties demanded a second referendum, with Jeremy Corbyn saying he would be "bound" by the outcome of a vote at conference.
Labour to consider backing second Brexit vote

Corbyn would back second Brexit vote
But the wording, decided after a five-hour compositing meeting, reads: "If we cannot get a general election, Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote."The meeting ended just before midnight on Sunday, and supporters of a second referendum are understood to have faced stiff resistance to commitment to another vote, so the leadership could maintain some room to manoeuvre.

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:: Corbyn has the power for a Brexit stitch-upThe Labour conference will vote on the motion on Tuesday in Liverpool.On Monday, Theresa May will chair a cabinet meeting amid growing pressure for her to change course and seek a less ambitious Brexit deal.
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Former cabinet ministers Boris Johnson and David Davis backed an alternative plan for leaving the EU which was launched by the Institute of Economic Affairs.In his Daily Telegraph column, Mr Johnson said the Chequers proposal equals "surrender" and "betrayal".

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In an interview with the BBC's Andrew Marr Show on Sunday, Mr Corbyn declined to say which way he would vote in a second referendum, saying there was "conjecture" as to what the question would be.He also made clear that his preference was for an early general election.
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