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Bring On That Second Brexit Vote

Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn says he’s in favor. Better late than never.

A policy on Europe, finally?

A policy on Europe, finally?

Photographer: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

The Labour Party’s sudden shift on Brexit isn’t definitive and settles nothing – but in this endless saga of ruinous incompetence, it counts as a hopeful development. After dithering for months, Jeremy Corbyn has said he and his party will support a second referendum to avoid what he calls “a damaging Tory Brexit.”

About time. But it isn’t just a damaging Tory Brexit that the U.K. needs to avoid. It’s any kind of Brexit, including the supposedly less damaging Labour Brexit that Corbyn seems to have in mind.