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The big unions have conceded that if Brexit happens under a Tory government, Labour would campaign to remain in the EU - so those who want a referendum, especially @peoplesvote_uk, will be thrilled. But the unions' "scenario two", as revealed by @paulwaugh, contains the mother...
of all internal contradictions and may be seen as the shortest political suicide note in history. It says that if there were a general election before Brexit - which is highly likely - Labour would campaign to negotiate a deal to leave the EU that reflects its "priorities",...
and that it would put this deal to the British people in a referendum. But Labour would reserve its position on whether the party itself would formally back its own version of Brexit in the referendum or would campaign to remain in the EU. Even to contemplate the idea of a...
government painstakingly negotiating a revised plan to quit the EU and then campaigning against its own deal in a referendum is to soar to new heights of political absurdity. The LibDems and Greens will wonder if the trade unions wish to consign Labour to the wasteland...
of permanent opposition or whether they have devised a cunning plan so clever as to be devastating in its incomprehensibility. On the face of it, however, the unions appears to be inviting all committed remainers to desert Labour in a general election and go Green or LibDem...
All a bit odd, as I am wont to say with alarming regularity when reporting on both major parties.
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