By The Washington Post | February 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm By William Booth | Washington Post LONDON – Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced on Monday evening that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum to stop what he called “a damaging Tory Brexit.” While Labour Party activists have been pushing their leader for months to publicly back another public vote on Brexit, Corbyn has been cold to the idea. He has been wary, in part, because many Labour voters – especially in Wales and the north of England – want Britain to leave the European Union. Corbyn’s support for a second referendum does not mean that another public vote will happen. Prime Minister Theresa May, her government and most of her Conservative Party remain opposed to a do-over. Nor was it clear on Monday night what kind of second referendum Corbyn supports. Brexit opponents want voters to be given a clear choice of leaving or staying in the European Union. Others say a second referendum, if it ever took place, should be more limited – asking voters, for example, if they support the deal May has negotiated with the European Union or… Read full this story
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