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ANOTHER European Union referendum could undermine “democracy in itself,” shadow education secretary Angela Rayner has said.
Labour’s official position is to try oust Prime Minister Theresa May at a general election if MPs vote down her Brexit deal, but is under pressure from some of its MPs as well as smaller opposition parties to back a second referendum.
But Ms Rayner warned of going against the Leave vote of June 2016.
On BBC’s Question Time on Thursday night, she said: “Saying that we’ll just have a second referendum and everything will be fine, I think, is a very serious position and it undermines democracy in itself.
“People made the decision and you can’t keep going back saying: ‘Would you like to answer it a different way?’”
Cross-party campaigners for a second vote want Labour to table a motion of no confidence in the government it is unlikely to win and then plump for a second referendum.
This week they urged Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to back their plan after he said last month that a second referendum is an option that can only be considered in the long term.
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