Labour may campaign for second Brexit poll

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Watson also said that if members at Labour's annual conference in Liverpool backed the idea of holding a "people's vote" second referendum on Brexit, it would be hard for the party's leadership to ignore it.

"We could well be looking towards a general election, and - do you know what? - we're ready for it".

"Addressing attendees at a fringe event during the 2018 Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Mr McDonnell said: "[The Government] will probably put the deal to the vote in some form.

Asked whether he would feel obliged to respect a vote by delegates demanding a second referendum, Mr Corbyn told BBC1's "Andrew Marr Show": "Let's see what comes out of conference".

First, it speaks to the increasing tensions within the party's left wing on how best to solidify the changes Jeremy Corbyn has introduced.

The Labour Party features on numerous front pages on Monday as politics dominates the headlines.

According to the YouGov survey of 1,054 Labour members, commissioned by the People's Vote campaign, 86 per cent wanted a final, public say on the outcome of Brexit negotiations, against eight per cent who opposed it.

He said: "The proposition being put forward by our leader is something I am prepared to trust".

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Some sections of the crowd also chanted directly at party leader Jeremy Corbyn, saying: "Hey Jeremy, take a note, for the many, People's Vote".

As activists assembled in Liverpool for their annual gathering, Jeremy Corbyn said he would still prefer to force a general election by defeating Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan in the Commons.

May says she will hold her nerve in the talks, pressing the European Union to come up with an alternative proposal to her Chequers plan, named after the prime minister's country residence where a deal was hashed out with her top ministers in July.

His comments follow reports in the Sunday Times claiming that Theresa May's aides have been "war-gaming" a snap general election in November.

"If it doesn't meet those tests, yes, we want a general election, but we will keep the option of a people's vote on the table just in case".

The rule change for future leadership contests does not alter the 10% threshold for the number of MPs' nominations which a candidate must gather to get on to the ballot paper, but also requires would-be leaders to secure nominations from 5% of constituency parties or 5% of members of trade unions or affiliated organisations.

The spokesman added: "Although it stops short of open selections, the changes to how parliamentary candidates are selected will give members far more say in who represents them and help open the door to a new generation of MPs".

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