Labour’s deputy leader states the party must support another referendum

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  • POSTED ON 21 Apr 2019


Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, has stated that labour can no longer ‘sit on the fence’ about Brexit. He alleged that the labour party must pledge for another Brexit referendum to counter the electoral challenge given by Nigel Farage.

Nigel Farage stated that a new referendum would be ‘a total insult’ to the 5 million labour leave voters (35% of labour voters voted to leave). He has also accused Tom Watson of breaking previous promises he has made to the public, stating he wants to target ‘Labour lies’.

The UK has been given an extension of the Brexit process until the 31 October. European Parliament elections are likely to be held on the 23 May.

Mr Farage has initiated new Brexit Party as of Last week. Tom Watson has stated "We won't beat him unless we can inspire the millions crying out for a different direction’’

Watson claimed the voters of the UK deserve a ‘final say’ on Brexit, considering the public now know more concerning what Brexit would mean for them. He stated that ‘above all, they deserve better than Nigel Farage’s promise of a far-right Brexit that would solve nothing’.

A survey taken out earlier in the year found that 72% of Labour voters support another referendum.