British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn
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LONDON – Jeremy Corbyn is coming under pressure amid divisions over Labour’s Brexit strategy as leading figures call for the party to back staying in the European Union (EU).
Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry said Labour must “say no” to leaving the EU at its party conference.
And deputy leader Tom Watson said it must settle its position as “a Remain party” once and for all this week.
But United leader Len McCluskey said anyone who could not support Jeremy Corbyn’s position should stand aside.
The party’s NEC, or governing body, has agreed to a motion which calls for the party to renegotiate the current terms of exit and then give voters the choice to back the new Brexit deal or remain in the EU.
Corbyn has persistently refused to be drawn on which way he would campaign in another vote, saying it would depend on the kind of agreement he struck.(BBC)