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An election is inevitable—so why are Labour still making excuses?

In trying to out-Remain the Lib Dems, Jeremy Corbyn's party has chosen a course at odds with the unavoidable consequences of the current parliamentary arithmetic

By Jonathan Lis  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after speaking at an activists training event in Motherwell. Photo: PA

These are not normal times. But the 2019 twist few of us saw coming was one of Labour’s most traditional Eurosceptics attempting to out-Remain the Liberal Democrats.

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, now a full referendum convert but who for years adopted a Bennite suspicion of the EU, has in the last couple of days accused Jo Swinson’s party of ‘selling out’ the People’s Vote campaign in order to win power and side with…

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