McDonnell: I'm still a Remainer

Labour’s would-be Chancellor John McDonnell has revealed that he is still a Remainer “deep in my heart”.

Speaking at a Wall Street Journal conference, McDonnell said: “Deep in my heart I’m still a Remainer.”

McDonnell also talked down the prospect of a Labour-Tory EU Deal: “Our big problem now is if we’re going to march our troops in Parliament to the top of the hill to vote for a deal and then that’s overturned, literally, in weeks, I think that would be a cataclysmic act of bad faith.”

That intervention comes after Labour’s Deputy Leader, Tom Watson, said that Labour is a “Remain and reform” party.

And the party’s Shadow Brexit Secretary, Sir Keir Starmer, has been busy talking up a second referendum: “For many of my colleagues, they have made it clear that they will not vote for a deal without a confirmatory vote attached to it.

“So if you want that stable majority, that has to be taken into account. And without it, it is impossible to see how the numbers would stack up.”

Are those who respect the referendum result really going to vote for an increasingly anti-Brexit Labour Party?