Britain’s Labour Party Has Tried to Appeal to Everyone on Brexit—and Failed

British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves EU headquarters in Brussels, March 21, 2019 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves EU headquarters in Brussels, March 21, 2019 (AP photo by Frank Augstein).

When the last of the ballots had finally been counted in the recent European Parliament elections, it became abundantly clear that one of the biggest losers was Britain’s Labour Party, and its Brexit strategy most of all. The party finished in third place, behind both Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and the ardently pro-Remain Liberal Democrats, with a mere 14.1 percent of the total vote. If the results are anything to go by, then Labour’s attempts to appeal to both Leavers and Remainers by being as ambiguous as possible about Brexit have actually had the opposite effect and alienated both sides […]

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