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Tom Watson denies he is pitching for Jeremy Corbyn's job after he was warned there is no appetite for a second referendum 

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Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson wants a second referendum over a general election 
Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson wants a second referendum over a general election  Credit: Jonathan Brady /PA  

Tom Watson has denied he is pitching for Jeremy Corbyn's job as he was warned there is no appetite for a second referendum plan. 

Speaking at the Creative Industries Federation, Labour's deputy leader, said his speech, in which he made the case for a second referendum, was not a "job application" for Mr Corbyn's job, despite it putting him on a fresh collision course with the Labour leader, who made it clear his priority is for an election once Parliament has closed off a no-deal Brexit.

"It isn't a job application that I gave today and nor is it a resignation," he said.

He told the audience in London that the way to "deal with Brexit" was by holding a referendum first, followed an election that...

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