Corbyn rejects call by Tom Watson for Labour to fully back remain

Labour leader reiterates it is his party’s policy to get a deal and then present it to voters

Jeremy Corbyn has flatly rejected a proposal by his deputy, Tom Watson, for Labour to become an unequivocally pro-remain party.

Watson gave a provocative speech in London on Wednesday, calling for Labour to back a referendum to reverse Brexit before any general election is held. But Corbyn later reiterated Labour’s stance, agreed with key trade union leaders on Tuesday, which is to negotiate a “credible” leave option and then present it to voters in a referendum.

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