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Labour’s march to People’s Vote

There are two major political flashpoints on the agenda for October.


The budget arrives at the end of the month – we will see what Philip Hammond makes of Theresa May’s assertion that austerity is over. Stop laughing at the back.


First, though, is the EU summit on 17 October – the first of two where the government hopes to get some semblance of a Brexit deal. But as we all already know, May’s deal is already dead.


The march for a People’s Vote in London on 20 October comes at a crucial time. We know that, post-conference, Labour’s door is open to a final say on the Brexit deal.


LabourSay.EU is leading a Labour bloc on the march, to show the level of support within the party for the vote. If you want to meet up there, let the campaign know here.

-Conor Pope, deputy editor

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