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There is no suggestion his preferred option may not be to leave - under the terms of a Labour negotiated soft Brexit deal involving a close and friction-less relationship with the Customs Union and Single Market.

There is a suggestion he is trying to keep both Leave and Remain supporting potential Labour voters on side by suggesting that:

  1. He is against May's (Tory) deal
  2. He is against a no deal Brexit
  3. He is for a Labour negotiated soft Brexit but may be prepared to put it to the people in a referendum where Remain will also be an option on the ballot paper.

To achieve 3 he has to win a general election and gain power first. Hence the importance of keeping as many Remain and Leave supporting potential Labour voters as possible on side.

Failing that congress has committed him to a second referendum. He has shown that he has the democratic credentials to accept whatever the outcome of that referendum is notwithstanding his personal views.

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