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Jeremy Corbyn expected to hold SNP summit over second EU referendum to break Brexit impasse

Jeremy Corbyn has written to Ian Blackford, the SNP's Westminster leader


Jeremy Corbyn is to expected hold a summit with the SNP and other opposition parties to discuss backing a second EU referendum after Labour’s divisions were exposed in a Commons vote.

Mr Corbyn wrote to Ian Blackford, the SNP’s Westminster leader, offer talks "at the earliest opportunity" with the aim of trying to break the Brexit impasse.

He said the starting point would be examining Labour’s proposals for a softer Brexit, including a permanent customs union, or another EU referendum.

But he said he wanted to hear "about the plans you are advocating, and we are keen to see if there is scope to find common ground between our respective proposals and to work together."

Nicola Sturgeon and Mr Blackford…

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