McDonnell: new Brexit referendum should not include remain option

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Shadow chancellor says he would back second referendum but only if it is a ‘vote on the deal itself’

A fresh Brexit referendum should be only about a departure deal and should not include the option of staying in the EU, John McDonnell has indicated, in comments likely to dismay Labour members pushing for a so-called people’s vote.

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