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Labour’s “constructive ambiguity” on Brexit continues

Corbyn and co are practising some good old-fashioned triangulation

By Alex Dean  

From left: Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott and Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Isabel Infantes/EMPICS Entertainment

Last week I spent an hour with Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott. During our discussion I quizzed her on Labour’s Brexit stance, and in particular its position on the single market and customs union. There was something I wanted to get straight. How, I asked, could the leadership push a line on Brexit which its members do not believe in?

And how they do not. According to recent polling…

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