Moves by Jeremy Corbyn for a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU has been described as ‘a betrayal’ by local MEP Paul Nuttall.
Jeremy Corbyn told Labour MPs the party will move to back another vote if their own proposed Brexit deal is rejected on Wednesday.
Labour’s Emily Thornberry said if the parliamentary process ended with a choice of no deal or the PM’s deal, the public should decide.
Theresa May is under growing pressure to delay the 29 March Brexit date.
Labour have not yet made clear what their proposed referendum would be on, but a party briefing paper to MPs says that any referendum would need to have “a credible Leave option and Remain”.
Brexit Party MEP, Paul Nuttall said: “We have had four votes on this – the European elections in 2014, which UKIP won, the General Election in 2015, which initiated the EU referendum of 2016 and a General Election in 2017, in which both Labour and Tory parties had manifestoes that promised to uphold the result of the referendum.
“Jeremy Corbyn has always been in favour of leaving the EU and is now only cynically backing a second referendum to try to save his splintered Party and it has nothing to do with what is right for the country.
“This is a complete betrayal of the British public including the millions of Labour supporters who voted Leave and would be a travesty of democracy.”