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The Observer view on Jeremy Corbyn’s need to show some leadership on Europe | Observer editorial13 Jan 1:02am

The Observer view on Jeremy Corbyn’s need to show some leadership on Europe | Observer editorial

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The longer the Labour leader puts off backing another vote, the harsher will be the judgment of historyBritain has rarely been in more desperate need of courage and direction from the leader of the opposition. In just under 11 weeks, unless MPs have coalesced around another option, the country will crash out of the European Union, with catastrophic consequences for the union, the economy and its global influence. There is, however, a window of opportunity, created by a cabinet and Tory party more riven than ever by divisions over Europe, for Labour to shape the UK’s future from the opposition benches. Seldom do opposition parties have as much power to prevent damage to the lives of millions of their voters. Even more seldom do they squander it in the way Jeremy Corbyn has so far.
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