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.