Members of Labour Party voted against campaigning to stay in the European Union, a boost to leader Jeremy Corbyn who wants to first secure a national election and then determine Labour’s stance.
Corbyn has been under pressure to back staying in the EU, but the Labour leader has argued it is more important to unite a party split over Brexit before deciding which way to campaign - either to leave with a deal or to remain in the bloc.
His plan was met with criticism from Liberal Democrats:
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“With today's Composite 13 vote, the Labour Party has again shown that it supports the idea of Brexit. Remainers deserve better than Corbyn's continued fudging of the issue” was stated on their official twitter account.
She accused Mr Corbyn of wanting to “sit on the sidelines” and “betraying Remain voters.”
Grassroots Labour group Momentum said that the tricky issue of Britain leaving the EU should be “handled delicately.”
A spokesperson said: “Labour is offering another referendum with Remain as an option.
“Simply revoking Article 50 creates more problems than it solves.”
We will update with new reactions from other political leaders.
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