The news this morning that Labour’s leader and deputy leader say they would be ready to back another EU referendum if party members want one.
‘I’m desperately trying to avoid any rise of xenophobia that happened last time around, I’m desperately trying to avoid giving any opportunity to Ukip or the far right. I think there’s the real risk of that.‘We’re not ruling out a people’s vote, but there’s a real risk, and I think people need to take that into account when we’re arguing for one.’
“I’m not quite sure why November at the earliest has been brought in to his calculations, but what I would say is we have set our six tests out.
“We will vote in Parliament accordingly on those six tests and hold the government to account on it. The government are the ones who are supposed to be undertaking the negotiations but they’re facing both ways.
“Deregulation with Donald Trump or some kind of semi-deal with the European Union? We want something much more comprehensive and far more serious.”
Mr Corbyn added: “No referendum is being offered, no questions are being put. The issue is of negotiations.”
So I am still unclear on what Labour are proposing if they take the General Election route, whould they be calling for a end to Brexi and revoking Article 50 or a softer Brexit
Article 50 by which the UK singled it was withdrawing from the EU does not spell out whether Member States can rescind their notification of their intention to withdraw during the negotiation period while their country is still a Member of the European Union. However, the President of the European Council said to the European Parliament on 24 October 2017 that â€œdeal, no deal or no Brexitâ€� is up to Britain. Indeed, the prevailing legal opinion among EU law experts and the EU institutions themselves is that a member state intending to leave may change its mind, as an â€œintentionâ€� is not yet a deed and intentions can change before the deed is done. The issue is untested in court.
Sp would a Peoples vote have more power than a General Election result, bearing in mind it seems likely that the latter would naturally follow in the wake of a remain vote.
But where would Jeremy Corbyn stand on the question of leaving Europe is he just as Hard Brexiter as the likes of Boris Johnson or William Rees-Mogg, or what.
It would be the ultimate tragedy of the Labour Party , that after decades of waiting for a real socialist leader , the poor and dispossessed who have endured Thatcherism, Blair’s Neo-Liberalism and Cameron/Clegg/ May’s austerity , to find them selves betrayed by a leader who is to prepared to sacrifice them by backing a Left-Brexit and a dream of a Socialist Utopia outside the EU.