August 25, 2019 / 5:28 AM / 23 days ago

Labour's McDonnell privately says party should campaign to prevent Brexit - report

FILE PHOTO: British Labour politician John McDonnell speaks to media outside the BBC headquarters after appearing on the Andrew Marr show in London, Britain July 7, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

(Reuters) - The finance chief of Britain's main opposition Labour Party has said privately that the party should campaign to prevent Brexit, the Sunday Times newspaper reported bit.ly/30xzqCv.

John McDonnell has argued that Labour’s position should be to revoke article 50 and stop Brexit in its tracks, according to the newspaper. A spokesman for McDonnell cited by the Sunday Times denied the report and dismissed its claims.

McDonnell has previously said Labour must back a public vote on Brexit.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Paul Tait

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