Behind closed doors, Labour inches closer to a second referendum

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In a Commons tearoom, the shadow cabinet made a decisive move towards shifting its strategy on Brexit

  • Toby Helm
  • The Guardian

Last Wednesday at 2.30pm Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet gathered as usual in the Norman Shaw North wing of the House of Commons for their weekly meeting.

Tea and plain biscuits were served – and the mood was serious to the point of being almost sombre.

Particularly so, initially, because discussion focused on a disturbing report on poverty in the UK by the UN’s rapporteur Philip Alston.

The shadow secretary of state for work and pensions, Margaret Greenwood, made a presentation, and…

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