Labour gets a Brexit policy

Britain’s Labour party leaders are not regular Point of Order readers.  Back in March we suggested it made sense for them to vote for then-Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal which would have ensured a (very) close ongoing relationship with the EU. They decided not to.

Now, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson charges towards the 31 October departure date with a policy of new-deal-or-no-deal, they have changed their mind.  The party’s shadow Chancellor, John McDonnell, says their plan is to tweak the May agreement and then put it to a second referendum, asking the voters to choose between it or remaining in the EU.

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