Sir Keir Starmer’s comments over Brexit may have come as a surprise to Corbyn’s office, after he said that “nobody is ruling out Remain.”
Starmer was given a standing ovation after his comments.
Speaking to the Labour Party conference, Sir Keir said that if Labour could not secure a general election “we must have other options”.
He continued: “That must include campaigning for a public vote.
“It is right that Parliament has the first say but if we need to break the impasse, our options must include campaigning for a public vote and nobody is ruling out Remain as an option.”
Sir Keir said the six tests his party has set were unlikely to be met, by May’s Brexit deal.
Starmer said: “Some have said Labour could vote for any deal the Tories reach. Some have said we may abstain. Some have said we may vote for a vague deal.
“So, let me be very clear – right here, right now: if Theresa May brings back a deal that does not meet our tests – and that looks increasingly likely – Labour will vote against it. No ifs, no buts.
“And if the prime minister thinks we’ll can come back a vague deal asking us to leap blindfolded into the unknown, we will vote that down.”
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