THE Labour Party should have not taken sides in the referendum debate, according to its most prominent Leave campaigner.
Gisela Stuart said the party’s decision to officially back the Remain campaign in the weeks leading up to June 23 alienated large numbers of its traditional supporters.
The MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, who was chairwoman of Vote Leave, added that Jeremy Corbyn’s position was particularly “curious” as he was Eurosceptic before taking up the leader’s job.
This comes after leadership rival Owen Smith on Friday accused Mr Corbyn of being secretly pleased with the referendum result.
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