LABOUR was accused of trying to take Britain “back to square one” by delaying Brexit in a blistering attack by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab.
The Cabinet Minister formally wrote to Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer to demanded Labour “clarify” its position over a second Referendum.
He said that a string of remarks from senior figures gave the impression that Labour wanted to suspend negotiations with the EU altogether.
It came as it emerged 125 constituency Labour parties (CLPs) – one in five – were backing calls for a so-called People’s Vote.
The huge support means a debate on a second Referendum is almost certain to take place at Labour party conference next week.
Momentum – the hard-left ‘Corbynista’ campaign group – separately said it would not use its power to block a debate on Brexit from taking place.
In his letter, Mr Raab stormed: “More than two years on from the referendum the vast majority of British people will see that instead of trying to make Brexit a success, Labour are only interested in trying to frustrate the process.
“It’s vital that the British people have clarity and honesty from their elected representatives.”
Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan at the weekend suggested “deferring” Brexit in order to hold a second Referendum.
Mr Raab said the remarks followed comments from Sir Keir, John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn himself leaving the door open to another vote.
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Labour accused Mr Raab of “wasting time” and demanding he get on with the job of negotiating for Britain.
A senior source added: “Labour respects the result of the referendum and is not calling for a second Referendum.”
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell earlier this week said the option of a second Referendum was “on the table”.
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