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Britain's Labour votes in favor of Corbyn's Brexit [WIDE] stance

backing his bid to hold an election and then decide whether to campaign to remain in or leave the European Union in a new referendum. In a show of hands, Labour voted in favor of Corbyn's stance.
Bid to FORCE Britain's Labour to immediately back remaining in EU fails
In a show of hands, members at the party's annual conference voted against a motion brought by EU supporters to force the party to adopt a so-called "remain" position now before an election and possible second referendum.
Dave 2012
"Clearly all futures for Britain are imaginable. We are in charge of own destiny, we can make our own choices. I believe the choice we should make is to stay in the European Union, to be members of the single market, to maximise our impact in Europe, but where we are unhappy with parts of the relationship we shouldn't be frightened of standing up and saying so."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 07:33:14 PM EST
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Brexit: Labour delegates back Corbyn and reject plan to commit now to remain - as it happened

Rolling coverage of the Labour conference in Brighton
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chumps. They must have SECURED a fantastic group rate for the Tory conference.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 08:53:51 PM EST
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UK's Labour Party backs leader; to stay neutral on Brexit

The series of three votes leaves the party's position somewhat ambiguous, reflecting the fact that the membership in general prefers to stay in the EU while Corbyn and some in his inner circle prefer not to take a CLEAR stance.

If unchanged, it means that the party would not take an active "remain" or "leave" position if there is another referendum on the question of EU membership, and would seek to remain neutral in a national election.
Their complicated scenario calls for the party to win an election, take power, negotiate a new deal with the EU, schedule a referendum on whether to endorse the new deal or remain in the EU, then hold a special party conference to determine the party's position on the matter.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Sep 23rd, 2019 at 09:00:34 PM EST
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I assume that is just a restatement of the letter? Would be silly if you promise to negotiate a deal and then campaign against it from the outset.
by generic on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 07:30:04 AM EST
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What letter?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 12:15:41 PM EST
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by generic on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 04:08:18 PM EST
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"purdah rules"?
wtf. I'm not thinned-skinned, but that idiom epitomizes just how atavistic and crass post-colonial British culture is.

Second, under what rock was Corbyn hiding in '15 that he needed to solict government advice? "While it's likely the issue will be contested in courts ...":omfg. "The government remains in office but there are conventional  constraints on what it can do during that period" when parliament is dissolved.(Miller (Appellant) v. Prime Minister. 24.09.2019)

Third, what is his "deal"? He doesn't mention. Where is his new, mo' better than Boris "non-paper" deal with the EU he knows will rally the plebs to PV and the MPs to NCV with "alternative arrangements" that satisfy EU customs regulation?

Y'all have lost the plot.

The end of "progress"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Sep 25th, 2019 at 02:59:21 AM EST
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