UK's Labour Party ponders supporting new Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn faces pressure to back the People's Vote campaign

Prior to his announcement, which came in an interview with the Mirror, Corbyn was urged to back members of his party by Labour deputy Tom Watson.

While Labour has never taken the option of a second referendum off the table, Mr Corbyn is facing intense pressure at the conference to fully back the idea.

At Labour's women's conference on Saturday, the party faced a fresh row after a frontbencher praised the Militant-dominated council which ran Liverpool in the 1980s.

With the United Kingdom and the European Union at an impasse in divorce talks, many Labour members think the left-of-center opposition party has the power - and a duty - to force a new referendum that could reverse Britain's decision to leave the 28-nation bloc. As delegates gathered, one message was emblazoned on hundreds of T-shirts and tote bags: "Love Corbyn, Hate Brexit".

Tory chairman Brandon Lewis said: "The last pretence that Labour ever respected the democratic decision of the British people is rapidly disappearing".

MPs and union leaders are set to join a march on the conference's opening day on Sunday calling for what campaigners have called a People's Vote.

More than 100 constituency parties have submitted motions calling for the issue to be put to a vote. I think there's the real risk of that.

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"We must back it if Labour members want it", he told The Observer newspaper.

Still, Labour faces a major political dilemma over Brexit. Most of the party's half a million members voted in 2016 to remain in the European Union, but many of its 257 lawmakers represent areas of the country that wanted to leave.

The Labour leader has refused to get behind another vote on the issue, despite increasingly-chaotic Brexit negotiations, with him and shadow chancellor John McDonnell saying that they would prefer a general election.

Since the 2016 referendum, Labour has stuck to a policy of "constructive ambiguity" in a bid to appeal to both "leave" and "remain" voters.

In response, Mr McCluskey blasted: "No, because the people have already decided on that".

"But I was elected to empower the members of the party".

It is not clear where Theresa May goes next, after the drubbing her Chequers proposals received at the European Union summit in Salzburg, but when she says it is a choice between her deal (bravely assuming it is not already a dead parrot) and no deal, Labour would beg to differ.

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