Logic and politics do not always mix so well, as the Labour leadership is discovering.
In fairness to Jeremy Corbyn and his closest allies, the contorted and non-committal proposal he has made on Labour’s stance on Brexit is perfectly logical. If a general election does proceed this autumn before a Final Say referendum is held, then there is much to be said for putting a deal to the British people, with the option to remain on the ballot paper.
The trouble, obviously, is that no such deal exists; it is unlikely to by the end of the year under the present government; and no deal has been ruled out by parliament. If a Labour government were to be elected, it would, perfectly legitimately, seek to negotiate another deal with the EU. That could then be put before the people.
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