Union leaders are reportedly calling on Jeremy Corbyn to back a referendum on the final Brexit deal. Motions have been tabled for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) annual congress urging unions to campaign for a second vote. One, which is supported by the Transport Salaried Staff Association union, says “to campaign for ordinary people to have a final say through a referendum on any Brexit deal agreed so that people can make an informed decision on the deal on offer”. Another proposal which has been put forward by the Royal College of Midwives “calls for the option of a public vote on the final Brexit deal to be kept on the table”, The Telegraph reported. If either of the two motions are passed it will increase pressure on Mr Corbyn to back the campaign for a referendum on the Brexit deal. Labour has been split on the proposals with the likes of Andy Burnham, the Labour Mayor of Manchester, dismissing them. Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has not ruled them out. The Independent had previously reported that the Co-operative Party – Labour’s sister organisation – which counts three shadow cabinet ministers and eight other frontbenchers among its ranks, is now planning to hold a vote on whether to… Read full this story
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