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In a complex set of results, one thing is clear: it’s time for Labour to back a second referendum

The fallout from the European Parliament Elections shows the Shadow Cabinet is starting to shift position. It's time for the party leadership to join them—and come out clearly for a second vote

By Jane Merrick  

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves after voting at a polling station in Islington, north London, for the European Parliament elections. Photo: PA

The message for Labour at the European election results could not have been clearer: voters have switched in their droves to pro-remain and pro-referendum parties like the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, even in those so-called “Labour leave” areas in the north of England. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party must now show those voters the same courtesy and give them clarity in return.

Instead, Monday morning’s post-results analysis…

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