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There is “absolutely no way” Momentum members demanding a debate and vote on Brexit can be ignored, a senior source from the organisation has told HuffPost UK.
Thousands from the pro-Jeremy Corbyn group are pushing for the backing of a vote on Theresa May’s final deal, as well as a consultation on the issue and their calls are now irresistible, the source added.
It comes as almost 200 local Labour parties plan a barrage of demands for a motion on a “People’s Vote” to be included on the agenda at Labour Party conference in September.
If passed, the motion would commit the party to voting down the prime minister’s deal in October and calling for a general election, with Labour agreeing in its manifesto to hold a vote on the deal.
Now senior figures in Momentum – among the most influential Labour grassroots groups – are conceding a shift is inevitable.