Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has revealed that a second referendum has is not yet off the table.
Speaking to an audience at the European Socialist Party conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Mr Corbyn said: “We’ve not made any decision on a second referendum.
“What we’ve said is that we would respect the result of the first referendum.
“If we were in government, we would immediately legislate to guarantee British residence to all European Union nationals that live and work in Britain, and the right to bring their families to Britain as well.
“We will negotiate the issues of relations with Europe on the basis of a free-trade relationship with Europe.”
Diane Abbott has also hinted that the Labour party would want a further referendum on the deal agreed.
She said: “I will argue for the right of the electorate to vote on any deal that is finally agreed.”
In the Labour party’s manifesto, it says: “Labour accepts the referendum and a Labour government will put the national interest first.”
Labour has been very skilful here in wording their referendum.
They will portray that a second referendum on the deal will be “put the national interest first”.
Is it though?
Or will it create more uncertainty.
Jeremy Corbyn to LOSE his constituency under new proposal to ABOLISH Islington North seat
The Boundary Commission proposed to abolish Mr Corbyn constituency in its latest review of boundaries.
If such proposal comes into action, the Labour leader would have to find a new seat in a different part of the country or remove one of his top team to stand again in Islington.
This may be a large feat for the Labour leader as he will be 73 when the next general election takes place in 2022.
Nevertheless, such boundary change would increase chances of Mr Corbyn unable to gain a seat in parliament.
“The recommendation came as the Boundary Commission published its proposals to reduce the number of parliamentary seats from 650 to 600.
The proposals include breaking up Islington North and putting its wards into the three neighbouring seats which are all represented by senior members of the shadow cabinet.”
Sam Hartley, Secretary to the Boundary Commission for England, said: “We’re delighted with the huge number of comments on our initial proposals that we’ve received from members of the public, many of which contain valuable evidence about people’s local communities.
“Based on what people have said to us, we have revised more than half of our initial proposals.
“The new map of the country we publish today is, we think, close to the best set of Parliamentary constituencies we can achieve, based on the rules to which we work and the evidence given to us by local citizens.
“But we still want people to tell us what they think of this latest map before we make our final recommendations to Parliament next year.
“It’s so important to have your say in this fundamental democratic exercise.”