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Labour’s Smith ‘would have backed 2nd vote’

THE late Labour leader John Smith would have backed a ‘people’s vote’ as a way out of the ‘destructive mess’ of Brexit, the party’s deputy claimed.

In a speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Mr Smith (pictured), Tom Watson said last night that only the ‘nasty nationalism of the Farage Brexit Party’ or Labour’s ‘tolerant, compassionate outward looking patriotism’ could win the European elections.

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has also said up to 150 Labour MPs would vote down any deal with the Tories unless it contained a public vote.