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The Labour Party frontbencher was challenged to clarify what his party's Brexit strategy is as Kay Burley claimed British voters still struggle to grasp their position. Jeremy Corbyn pledged to deliver on a new withdrawal deal within six months and hold a new referendum should he win the general election but failed to clarify whether Labour would be whipped to back its own deal. The Sky News presented had Mr Starmer squirming as she questioned his position: "If you’re listening in Wigan or World’s End or wherever, and you don’t know whether to vote Labour or not – are you voting for Remain or Leave?

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"You want to be all things to all men and all women. Because we know if we vote Brexit Party, what they are doing.

"If we vote Tory, we know that we are going to be leaving. If we vote Lib Dem, we want to revoke Article 50.

"What are we voting for if we vote for Labour?"

As Mr Starmer attempted to clarify Labour's plans, Ms Burley jokingly suggested party members will get "splinters in their bottoms" for insisting to stay "on the fence" so long after the referendum.

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Brexit news - Kay Burley Keir StarmerBrexit news: Keir Starmer was left squirming as Burley challenged him on Labour's position (Image: SKY NEWS)

Brexit news - Keir StarmerBrexit news: Starmer insisted Labour only needed the extension to agree to a general election (Image: SKY NEWS)

The Labour frontbencher hit back: "If you vote for the Conservative Party, you get a hard Brexit which I think will damage our economy. It will also lead to the break-up of the union.

"That’s one side. The other side, you got revoke - I know a lot of people who voted Remain and are passionate about Remain, who don’t think revoke is the right thing to do."


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