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Corbyn promises a referendum on Brexit without clarifying which position would campaign

September 18, 2019

LONDON, Sep 18 (Reuters / EP) –

The leader of the British Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has promised that if he comes to power he will promote a new referendum on Brexit, although he has repeatedly refused to clarify which of the two options he would campaign in that hypothetical case.

“We are the only party that offers citizens the option to choose,” Corbyn told reporters. The opposition leader believes that, when the time comes, the population should have the right to decide whether to prefer a certain exit agreement or stay within the EU.

“We will comply,” he said in his statements, in which he has been questioned as to what his party's position would be for that new consultation, ruled out for now by the Boris Johnson Government.

Corbyn was already criticized in 2016 for the warmth with which he defended the permanence of the United Kingdom in the European Union. The Liberal Democratic Party has tried to make a profit from this ambiguity by formalizing a promise to cancel Brexit if it reaches the government – something unlikely for now.