Shadow cabinet minister says Corbyn has 'been clear' on party's position on Brexit

PUBLISHED: 11:02 23 June 2019 | UPDATED: 11:02 23 June 2019

Andrew Gwynne on Sky News. Photograph: Sky.

Andrew Gwynne on Sky News. Photograph: Sky.

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Andrew Gwynne MP, shadow secretary for communities and local government, says Jeremy Corbyn has been clear on the party's position on Brexit.

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Speaking on Ridge on Sunday, Gwynne said the Labour Party has always been opposed to no-deal Brexit and referenced the party's 2017 manifesto.

He said the Labour Party will demand a second referendum should any Brexit deal be brought to parliament.

When asked by Sophy Ridge about Labour's position on a second referendum vote, the shadow secretary said: "We have to go back to the people. We have to ask is this really the Brexit you want?"

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Gwynne also confirmed that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's view on a second referendum is consistent with consensus of the party.

He said: "Jeremy's said that. Any Brexit deal brought to parliament, we [Labour] will say that there should be a second referendum on those prospects.

"It looks increasingly likely that we are heading towards no-deal. That was not on the ballot paper in 2016.

"It is a real threat to the NHS, to the manufacturing industry, to the security of our country."

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