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Labour conference: a “staging post” on the way to a people’s vote?

The party leadership should come out for a second referendum

By Peter Kellner  

Photo: Kirsty O'Connor/PA Wire/PA Images

Labour’s policy towards a people’s vote on Brexit is evolving; and it matters. A full-blown political crisis at Westminster this autumn is very possible, arguably likely—either because the negotiations in Brussels break down, or because a deal is done but parliament rejects it. At that point, the best way to resolve the crisis could well be to let the public decide whether to crash out of the European Union without a deal, or not leave at all.

Would MPs then vote to hold a…

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