A DAY after Camden’s Labour group resolved (not quite unanimously) to support a Liberal Democrat motion calling for a people’s vote second referendum – significantly without the clause of a general election first and with remaining in Europe on the voting slip – party leader Jeremy Corbyn told the German publication Der Spiegal that “we can’t stop Brexit”. In other interviews over the weekend, he said there was no need for the country to have another vote on the issue and that it was time for the Labour Party to consider the reasons why people had voted to leave.
Roll on to this morning and Holborn and St Pancras MP Sir Keir Starmer was out in front of the Sky News cameras, suggesting the divorce “can be stopped”. He said: “But the real question is what are the decisions we are going to face over the next few weeks and months. Decision one is on the deal. Decision two is that if the deal goes down should there be a general election. And decision three is, if there is no general election all options must be on the table including the option of a public vote.”
It was suggested to him that he was contradicting Mr Corbyn’s stance, but the shadow Brexit secretary insisted Labour’s policy was crystal clear.