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Corbyn's final chance to do the right thing over Brexit

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THERE has been much talk recently of last chance saloons. Theresa May visited multiple such joints last week as she tried to persuade her own party, then European Union leaders, to accept her plan for Brexit. After failing spectacularly on both counts she now finds herself in purgatory, awaiting the moment Tory Brexiteers finally, inevitably, bring her down.

At the other end of the political spectrum Jeremy Corbyn and his supporters have descended upon Liverpool for surely the most important Labour conference in a generation. Despite spending a long, hot summer fiddling while Rome burned, becoming ever more deeply embroiled in an antisemitism row rather than putting forward a coherent position on Brexit, the party still has a chance to help lead the country away from the Brexit cliff edge.

After all, backing a second referendum on Brexit is the party’s last chance to make a meaningful, potentially game-changing contribution at this moment of crisis. If it fails to do so future generations will never forgive Mr Corbyn for blowing the chance to either stop or soften Brexit.

What is the point of Labour if it is not to protect the folk from the worst excesses of the Tories? And make no mistake,........

© Herald Scotland