Diane Abbott slams Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit policy as Labour’s civil war escalates

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DIANE Abbott yesterday publicly blasted Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit strategy for the first time as Labour’s civil war deepened.

The Shadow Home Secretary admitted she is “beginning to worry” about the party’s refusal to campaign to stay in the EU.

Dianne Abbott blasted Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit policy for the first time

She is one of Mr Corbyn’s closest allies and her attack will heap yet more pressure on him to finally clarify Labour’s Brexit position.

The Hackney MP responded to a Labour supporter on Twitter by writing: “Like you I have supported Labour’s Brexit strategy so far. But like you I am beginning to worry…”

It comes after Labour big hitters rounded on Mr Corbyn in a fiery shadow cabinet meeting earlier this week.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell compared Labour’s policy to a “slow moving car crash” and broke ranks to demand Britain remains in Brussels.


While Ms Abbott, Keir Starmer and Tom Watson all rounded on the Labour boss, demanding he budge position.

Mr Corbyn is facing massive pressure to sign up to a second referendum in all circumstances and campaign for Remain.

But many of his closest aides and his biggest paymaster, Unite boss Len McCluskey, want to see Brexit delivered.

Jeremy Corbyn faces huge pressure to back a second referendum in all circumstances
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