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Labour peer advising Corbyn on Brexit says decision may need to be ‘reopened’

Jeremy Corbyn’s top Brexit advisor has claimed the Brexit decision may need to be reopened.

Lord Kerslake said the consequences of leaving without a deal in place would be so severe that parliament would have to re-examine the 2016 referendum result.

The peer’s intervention – in which he also suggested an extension to the Article 50 period may be needed – is the latest sign of pressure within Labour to move towards backing a new referendum, with the issue set to feature at this year’s party conference.

The peer, who has been advising Labour on preparing for government, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “The consequences of a no-deal would be so serious as I think parliament would have to seriously consider whether it could contemplate this.

“The question people need ask themselves is, ‘is this a risk that they think we should be taking?’