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Labour’s Remainers could be a ticking time bomb for the party

Voter backlash may not register unless and until Labour MPs fail to vote against a final Brexit deal

By Chaminda Jayanetti  

A Labour Remainer hands out "Love Corbyn, Hate Brexit" stickers. Photo: PA

Leavers leave and Remainers remain. This appears to be the attitude of both main party leaderships as they scramble to stop their fragile parliamentary and public support bases from disintegrating: don’t upset Leavers, as they’re liable to go. Don’t fret about Remainers, as they’re likely to stay.

In many ways this is understandable. Both Leavers and Remainers have reacted with intemperance to the Brexit result—but whereas this backlash was not unexpected from the referendum’s losers,…

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