British Labor Party Thinks a New Brexit Referendum is Possible

Terry Joseph
January 17, 2018

There are also concerns the success of Mr Corbyn's key allies in winning three new places on the National Executive Committee makes it more likely it could now back cutting or scrapping the threshold of nominations needed to stand in a Labour leadership contest, seen as a move to ensure the hard left can always get on the ballot. Shadow foreign secretary Emil Thornberry branded the President "dangerous", "a racist" and "an asteroid of awfulness that has fallen on this world".

After the results were announced at midday, Izzard tweeted his congratulations to the successful candidates and said: 'I look forward to working with you to get a Labour government'.

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While acknowledging that having a relationship with and influence over the U.S. was important "because it is such a huge military and economic power around the world", Corbyn said no-one has ever succeeded in defining what the "special relationship" was.

Mr Corbyn said that he was not calling for a second referendum.

The party leader reiterated his call for MPs to have a "meaningful vote" on the final Brexit deal.

■ THE LABOUR leader has stopped short of ruling out a second European Union referendum when the Brexit terms are known.

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Mr Corbyn acknowledged having a relationship with and influence over the USA was important "because it is such a huge military and economic power around the world". He told ITV's Peston On Sunday: 'We are not supporting or calling for a second referendum.

'But, at the moment, and as things now stand, we proceed in good faith, we do as we are instructed and we are leaving the European Union.

"There are also aspects of the single market one wants to think about such as the restrictions on state aid to industry, which is something that I would wish to challenge".

While the result of the referendum means the United Kingdom must leave, she added that "we have to look after the economy which, in my view, means that we don't go very far". Still, he admitted Washington is "obviously culturally and economically significant and important".

"I'm not sure that anyone has succeeded in defining the special relationship", Corbyn went on, saying he was once told by a former prime minister "if they specified what the special relationship was, it wouldn't be a special relationship".

"Do we have a trading relationship with Europe which is tariff free, which is based on access to that market, and access of Europe to our market? Yes".

Still, the USA president has got to come to the United Kingdom at "some point", Corbyn noted.

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