Mayor raises prospect of Labour’s next manifesto offering voters the chance to reverse the Brexit referendum verdict London Mayor Sadiq Khan has suggested Labour may back a second referendum on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.
Mr Khan hinted he would press for a commitment to a further national vote – on whether to accept any Brexit deal reached – to be included in the next election manifesto.
Meanwhile, Andrew Gwynne, Labour’s election chief, and a Corbyn ally, refused to rule out a further vote, saying: “Who knows where we will be at the end of this process?” At Labour’s conference, there were also claims that John McDonnell, the Shadow Chancellor, had left open the prospect of a further referendum, at a private meeting with business leaders.
But Mr Khan said it was “possible” Labour’s next manifesto would offer voters the chance to reverse the Brexit referendum verdict.
Before the June election, Mr Corbyn appeared to flirt with offering a referendum on the Brexit deal, before eventually stepping back.