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US NewsLabour manifesto restates position on another referendum

19:10  30 april  2019
19:10  30 april  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A high-stakes meeting of its ruling body decided the manifesto would be "fully in line" with Labour's existing policy, a source told Sky News.

The manifesto will be published "soon", a party spokesperson promised.

It comes after Labour's deputy leader Tom Watson walked out of an earlier meeting of the shadow cabinet, for not being shown the draft document.

He has called for the party to explicitly commit to a second EU referendum ahead of next month's European Parliament elections.

When he emerged from the meeting of Labour's National Executive Committee, Mr Watson said the manifesto would be launched next week.

But he repeatedly declined to answer if he was happy with the outcome of the over five-hour conversation.

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