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Jeremy Corbyn: A second referendum is ‘an option for the future’

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  • Jeremy Corbyn has said a second referendum on Brexit could be
    an “option for the future.”
  • But if one were to take place, he does not know how he would
    vote.

Jeremy Corbyn has said that a second referendum on a final Brexit
deal and Britain’s relationship with the European Union (EU) is
“an option for the future,” but conceded that he does not know
how he would vote on such an issue.

The Labour leader had previously said in an interview with Der
Spiegel
earlier in the month that one referendum had already
taken place, Article 50 — the process of withdrawing from the EU
— had been triggered, and that Brexit could not be stopped.

But he may have softened his stance since then as he could not
rule out a second vote during an appearance on the Sky News
programme “Ridge on Sunday.”

He said: “I think it’s an option for the future, but not an
option for today. Because if you have a referendum tomorrow, what
is the question going to be on.”

On what the question should be, and whether “remain [in the
European Union]” should be on the ballot paper, Corbyn said:
“Tests against the government have to be put now. The government
must go back to negotiate and see what it comes back with and and
parliament must look at that at the time.”

On the same programme, Corbyn said he did not think a second
referendum is “an option we’re going to get
given.”

But if one were to materialise, he admitted he does not know how
he would vote on the issue.

Corbyn said he voted “reform and remain” when the original Brexit
referendum took place in June, 2016. But on how he’d vote if a
second vote took place, he said: “I don’t know. It
depends on the options at the time.”

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