In breaking news, Jeremy Corbyn has finally announced that Labour is now pro-Remain, and has called on the next Prime Minister (whoever wins the Tory leadership contest out of Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt) to put their deal or no deal Brexit scenario, whichever outcome they push for, to a second public referendum.
Mr Corbyn avowed that Labour would back Remain in either case:
"Whoever becomes the new prime minister should have the confidence to put their deal, or no deal, back to the people in a public vote.
"In those circumstances, I want to make it clear that Labour would campaign for Remain against either no deal or a Tory deal that does not protect the economy and jobs."
This marks a striking turn around - finally, after literally years of Labour dragging its feet, and moving in the wrong direction on this issue thanks to Corbyn and others, and years of threats of outright political rebellion from the youthful and the progressive base - finally, Labour is backing a second referendum.
Now, just how passionately and with how much energy and commitment Corbyn and Labour will back remain is an as yet unknown, separate story. But one that makes all the difference - if Labour is to have any chance of winning back the trust of its base, and then the country, on Brexit and in general, it will have to put in an approximately 2324.37% effort on this. Not just a "hey we said we back Remain so vote for us". Corbyn personally, I've always suspected as have others, has been pro-leave (though for leftist reasons, not the same reasons as the right) so whether he has it in him to pull off the needed, genuine change is unknown.
However, if he can, and if Labour work dammned hard enough, it could go a long way to helping solve this situation for the nation.
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