John McDonnell: Labour wants to push ahead with Brexit

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On eve of conference, shadow chancellor defies calls for party to promise second referendum

Labour would fight a snap general election vowing to press ahead with Brexit, but secure better terms, John McDonnell has said, defying demands among party members for a referendum pledge to form part of any manifesto.

The standoff between Theresa May and the EU27 leaders in Salzburg, and the apparent lack of a parliamentary majority for her Brexit plans, have raised the spectre of an early general election.

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