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Labour’s Brexit stance is no tactical masterstroke—it’s just incompetence

How the party got to this state is an interesting question with a dispiriting answer

By Oliver Kamm  

Photo: Matt Crossick/Matt Crossick/Empics Entertainment

Labour’s stance on Brexit is getting through to the public: it doesn’t have one. YouGov polling shows that 43 per cent of voters think Jeremy Corbyn wants Britain to stay in the European Union, 24 per cent think he wants us to leave, and 33 per cent understandably don’t know. The machine politics of the Momentum pressure group ensured that the subject wasn’t selected for full debate at the party conference in Brighton. It was left to Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, to…

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