The UK Labour Party says it will only endorse the idea of a second referendum on Brexit if it is on the final deal and not whether Britain should leave or remain in the European Union.
Labour finance spokesman John McDonnell told Sky News on Monday that if there was to be a People’s Vote on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, the party would want it to be focused on the final outcome of the Brexit talks with the EU.
He said the reason for the preference was that the Labour’s policy was to respect the outcome of the 2016 referendum in which Britons voted for their country to leave the EU.
However, the senior politician who is viewed as second in command in the Labour, reiterated the party’s previous position that it was better for the British voters to go into an early general election rather than an exclusive referendum on Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May failed to conclude her talks with the EU.
“If we can’t get a general…