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Corbyn defies Labour calls to seek second referendum

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Jeremy Corbyn will defy calls to change course on the party’s Brexit policy ahead of parliament’s crucial vote, insisting the government shouldvsecure a new deal with the EU if MPs reject Theresa May’s agreement. The study of Labour members found 72 per cent believe their leader should back a second referendum. The research, part of the Party Members Project led by Professor Tim Bale of Queen Mary University of London, found that while Labour members still strongly supported Corbyn overall, they appeared to be sceptical about his reasons for refusing to support a referendum.
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