General election would be '˜people's vote'Â says Labour chancellor '“Â National
SHADOWÂ chancellor John McDonnell said a general election would be '˜the real People's Vote'Â on Brexit.
Anti-Brexit campaigners' hopes that Labour would commit itself to a second referendum on EU withdrawal suffered a setback after conference delegates were offered the opportunity only to keep the option of a so-called People's VoteÂ '˜on the table'.
Mr McDonnell told Good Morning Britain: '˜My understanding of what the discussion, certainly within my party has been all about, is: respect the referendum but the deal that comes back, if it's not acceptable to Parliament, we should have a general election or keep the option of a People's Vote on the deal on the table.
'˜In that case it will be about whether you accept the deal or not or whether you send people back to negotiate a proper deal.'