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Tom Watson knows Boris might be forced into a Final Say

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11.09.2019

Tom Watson, the Labour deputy leader, has finally come out and said he no longer respects the result of the 2016 referendum. “There eventually comes a point,” he said in his speech today, “when circumstances are so changed … you have to say, actually, no, that years-old plebiscite is no longer a valid basis on which to take such a momentous decision.”

Full marks for intellectual clarity.

Everyone who complains about Jeremy Corbyn sitting on the Brexit fence has to recognise that there are only two coherent positions. Either Labour wants to leave the EU, or it wants to stay. And if the party wants to stay, it has to argue for a new referendum as the only credible way to reverse the original mandate.

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For a year now, Labour has argued for part of this case – a referendum – but has refused to say what it........

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