Jeremy Corbyn has refused to rule out backing the cancellation of Brexit as a price for power-sharing with the Liberal Democrats.
Labour Party policy going into next month’s General Election is to negotiate a weaker form of Brexit with the EU and hold a second referendum with that option and Remain on the ballot paper.
While a party of Remain, Labour is second to the Liberal Democrats for the rabidity of its anti-Brexit approach, with the Jo Swinson-led liberal-progressive party declaring that if they won a majority they would revoke Article 50 and cancel Brexit altogether.
Both parties have ruled out the prospect of a Remain coalition ticket with the other, but during a speech on Tuesday Mr Corbyn refused to rule out dropping a second referendum and embracing cancelling Brexit altogether in order to gain the support of the Liberal Democrats in the case of a hung parliament — despite having condemned Swinson’s Brexit position last by week by saying: “The Lib Dems want to cancel a democratic vote with a parliamentary stitch-up.”
After Remain lost, Mr Corbyn pledged in his 2017 General Election manifesto to respect the result of the previous year’s plebiscite.