JEREMY CORBYN was warned he faces a ‘catastrophe’ among Brexit voters in the Midlands and North after pledging support for a second referendum.
The Labour leader bowed to pressure from his party’s Remainers and promised to campaign for a People’s Vote on any deal that gets through parliament.
But Labour Brexiteer John Mann said Labour had been clear in its manifesto that it would accept the Brexit poll result and Mr Corbyn was ‘reneging’ on that.
He said the party could suffer the fate of the Lib Dems, who went from 57 MPs to eight in 2015 after dropping a pledge to halt university tuition fees.
Mr Mann (pictured) told BBC Radio 4 the ‘last person to renege on their manifesto was Nick Clegg, it didn’t end very well for him’. And he warned that Mr Corbyn’s action was ‘catastrophic for Labour in the Midlands and the North’.
Mr Corbyn told MPs Labour accepts the referendum result, but not prime minister Theresa May’s deal. He said if it passed at a later stage there should be ‘some kind of confirmatory vote’.
Mrs May accused him of keeping no-deal a possibility by not backing her deal. Labour’s Gareth Snell labelled a second poll ‘a distraction’ from the party’s main -job ‘to find a deal’.