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Diane Abbott calls for second referendum on ANY Brexit deal

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REFERENDUM: Ms Abbott is pushing for a second vote (Pic: Manchester Evening News)

She is the latest senior Labour politician to support another vote after a poor showing in the EU elections, where they came home in third behind the Liberal Democrats.

Ms Abbott said Labour were “moving towards a clearer line”.

But there is a danger of creating a split in the party and alienating politicians and members wanting to leave the EU.

Mr Corbyn said Labour would “support a public vote on any deal”, on Monday having previously claimed the party would be ready to do it on a bad deal.

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“Were supporting a Peoples Vote strongly now because its the right thing to do and its the democratic thing to do”

Diane Abbott

Now the Shadow Home Secretary, a key ally of Mr Corbyn, says she wants remain to be on the ballot paper.

She said: “Were supporting a Peoples Vote strongly now because its the right thing to do and its the democratic thing to do.”

Ms Abbott continued: “What were saying is we do want to have a Peoples Vote on any deal and I think thats clear enough.

“It means any deal. This deal, a future deal we may negotiate.

“We want to be clear now, we are foregrounding what was always Labour Party policy, a Peoples Vote.”

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LABOUR: Party did badly at the EU elections (Pic: MDM)

Ms Abbott insisted Labours position has remained the same and “ideally we would want a general election” rather than a second referendum.

She told the BBCs Today programme that she thinks remain “should be” an option on a second referendum.

It comes after Labour got 14.1% of the vote at the EU elections, with the Brexit Party first with 31.6% and then the Lib Dems took 20.3% in second place.

Ms Abbott said: “I think we need to move quickly because things are so uncertain.”

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