Jeremy Corbyn

Theresa May will never endorse a people’s vote. But enough Tory MPs might, if the alternative looks unpatriotic

Labour, the movement that prizes members’ democracy above all else, is now strongly in favour of a people’s vote on Brexit: that is the collective decision hovering over the party’s annual conference in Liverpool, and it speaks well of the wisdom of the Labour crowd.

According to a new YouGov poll, 86% of party members want a say on Britain’s future relationship with the EU, and 90% of them would vote remain in such a referendum. Though Labour undoubtedly captured many formerly Ukip votes in last year’s general election by promising to implement the result of the original 2016 vote, its rank and file now supports a second vote on Brexit. And this is by a margin of 24 percentage points greater than they gave Jeremy Corbyn in his contest against Owen Smith two years ago.

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Jeremy Corbyn government

Labour is emphatically Jeremy Corbyn’s party, but shadow chancellor John McDonnell may make the most important speech of the week

As the old political adage puts it: “Oppositions don’t win elections; governments lose them.” Many of the dynamics of British politics in 2018 would seem to bear this out. The Conservatives are bungling Brexit big time. The prime minister’s authority is shot. And the Tory conference next week could be a bloodbath. If the adage is right, therefore, then the Labour party may be tempted to spend the next three days in Liverpool avoiding needless mistakes and basking in the advent of a Jeremy Corbyn government.

That would be a complacent mistake. For one thing, Commons arithmetic and the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act make an early election difficult to trigger, even with a Brexit breakdown. For another, in spite of their multiple inadequacies, the Tories remain head-to-head with Labour in the polls, and in some cases ahead, suggesting that the case for Labour has not yet been won. For a third, a grindingly self-absorbed summer for Labour over antisemitism raised questions about Mr Corbyn’s judgment, which he often struggled to answer.

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The Labour leader says the party has been concerned about a dilution in workers’ rights and environmental standards. Corbyn says he is open to the idea of a second referendum if members agree to that policy at the party conference this week

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