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General election 2019: Corbyn defends 'neutral' Brexit stance

Jeremy Corbyn has defended his decision to adopt a neutral stance in a future Brexit referendum as "a sign of strength" and "maturity".The Labour leader told a BBC Question Time leaders' special on Friday that he would not campaign for Leave or Remain if his party wins power. Prime Minister Boris Johnson questioned how Mr Corbyn could be "indifferent" on such a vital issue. And Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson accused him of an "abdication of leadership".But Mr Corbyn said acting as an "honest broker" was a "sensible way forward". If he becomes prime minister, Mr Corbyn has promised to negotiate a new Brexit deal with the EU and put this to a public vote alongside the option of Remain. However, in Friday's programme he confirmed he would ...