Corbyn rebuffs calls to shift Labour’s position on second referendum




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Backers of people’s vote express disappointment as Labour leader reiterates his position

Jeremy Corbyn told colleagues at a fractious and inconclusive shadow cabinet meeting on Wednesday that he had been reading Harold Wilson’s autobiography to gather inspiration about Labour’s Brexit position.

The Labour leader was repeatedly urged during the meeting, including by his longstanding political friend John McDonnell, to win back disillusioned party members by moving towards a more wholehearted remain stance, according to two people present.

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