30 Apr 2019

Labour NEC rejects calls for referendum on any Brexit deal

Political Editor

The Labour Party’s Brexit policy for next month’s European Elections will be to back a second Brexit referendum only if it can’t get the changes it wants to Theresa May’s deal –  or a General Election.

The policy was decided in a five hour meeting of Labour’s ruling body – the National Executive Committee.

Remainers in the party had wanted Jeremy Corbyn to agree to hold a referendum on any deal, in all circumstances.