LABOUR could face a wipeout at the ballot box thanks to its pro-Brexit stance, a leaked poll has warned.
Jeremy Corbyn’s failure to back a second referendum could be “far more damaging than the Iraq war”, according to a leading trade union.
It comes as young EU enthusiasts turn against Labour in protest against Mr Corbyn’s Brexit policy.
The damning poll findings come in a document commissioned by the TSSA union, which asked YouGov to carry out a nationwide survey.
The results, leaked to ITV News, suggest Labour would pick up votes if it supported a second referendum on the EU.
They concluded: “There can be no disguising the sense of disappointment and disillusionment with Labour if it fails to oppose Brexit and there is every indication that it will be far more damaging to the party’s electoral fortunes than the Iraq war.
“Labour would especially lose the support of people below the age of 35, which could make this issue comparable to to impact the tuition fees and involvement in coalition had on Lib Dem support.”
The dossier suggests that nearly half of Labour voters may switch their vote to a new centrist party if it pledged to oppose Brexit.
In a snap election where Labour backed Britain quitting the EU, it would lose an estimated 45 seats – leaving the party nowhere near power.
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Under Tony Blair, Labour shed more than 2million votes in the wake of the Iraq war.
And the Lib Dems lost 4.4million supporters during the coalition years amid fury at their support for university tuition fees.
Today Mr Corbyn angered Remainer MPs by offering to work with Theresa May to pass a Brexit deal – instead of backing a second referendum.
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