Jeremy Corbyn to take neutral stance in second Brexit referendum

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will adopt a “neutral stance” in a second Brexit referendum if he is elected prime minister.

Mr Corbyn confirmed his stance for the first time as leaders of the four main political parties faced questions from the public during BBC Question Time.

He had previously refused to say whether he would campaign for either Remain or Leave in a second Brexit referendum that Labour has promised if they win the election.

Mr Corbyn told the audience: “My role, and the role of our government, will be to ensure that referendum is held in a fair atmosphere and we will abide by the result of it.

“And I will adopt, as prime minister if I am at the time, a neutral stance so that I can credibly carry out the results of that to bring our communities and country together, rather than continuing an endless debate about the EU and Brexit.

Mr Corbyn also said that a Labour government would not support a new referendum on Scottish independence in the “early years” of an administration.

Via Sky News

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