This decision is a hugely positive step for the Labour Party and our movement as a whole.
With this announcement we’re now offering real and unambiguous opposition to Tory Brexit, and giving the public the final say on the issue.
To my mind, we would never have been forgiven for facilitating Tory Brexit. Especially as the true nature of this project has become increasingly clear to the public these past two years. Namely that it is a hard right, deregulating, race to the bottom economic agenda that has not and will not hesitate to indulge in dog-whistle politics and worse.
By coming out as they have the Labour leadership is clearly stating that if Labour’s alternative Brexit proposal is defeated this week, we will swing fully behind giving the public the final say on whether to leave the EU or stay and rebuild Britain and create a Europe for the many.