JEREMY Corbyn was plunged into a fresh war over a second referendum yesterday – after claims his aides deleted the mention of one in a “demands” letter to the PM.
Sources yesterday said that in a draft letter compiled by Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer, Labour said it would back a People’s Vote if Theresa May didn’t meet their demands.
PA:Press Association Jeremy Corbyn was plunged into a war over a second referendum – after claims his aides deleted mention of it in a letter to the PM
A final letter sent by Mr Corbyn at the end of last week didn’t contain the threat.
A Labour source insisted Sir Keir “approved” the final version.
The row came as a video emerged from 2010 where Jeremy Corbyn – then a backbencher – called for the European Union to be “defeated”.
The fresh revelations sparked an outcry from Labour MPs who want to stay in the EU.
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Under the terms of a motion passed at party conference last year, Labour is supposed to campaign for a People’s Vote if it fails to bring about a General Election.
But MPs believe Mr Corbyn and his close advisers are desperate to avoid one.
Labour’s Ben Bradshaw stormed: “If this is true, any attempt by the leadership, or figures in the leaders’ office, to subvert or renege on Labour’s unanimously agreed policy would provoke uproar among our members, voters and MPs.”
Jeremy Corbyn explains his reasons for writing a letter with his Brexit demands to Prime Minister Theresa May