The party leader and GQ cover star could ignore his party’s own Brexit policy and the result of the democratic vote made on June last year as the consequence of leaving the EU becomes clearer.
Asked if he was prepared to rule out a second vote after meting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa today, the Labour leader said his party hasn’t fixed its position on the issue.
Speaking to an audience at the European Socialist Party conference in Lisbon, Portugal, Mr Corbyn said: “We’ve not made any decision on a second referendum.
“What we’ve said is that we would respect the result of the first referendum.
“If we were in government, we would immediately legislate to guarantee British residence to all European Union nationals that live and work in Britain, and the right to bring their families to Britain as well.
“We will negotiate the issues of relations with Europe on the basis of a free-trade relationship with Europe.”
The news comes after months of party in-fighting over their stance on Brexit.
Earlier this week, two high-ranking Labour shadow cabinet members failed to agree with one another over the future of Britain once we leave the EU on March 29 2019.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer slammed shadow home secretary Diane Abbott for being at odds with him over the party’s Brexit policy in a letter to a constituent.
Ms Abbott wrote: “I will argue for the right of the electorate to vote on any deal that is finally agreed.”
But Sir Keir, appearing before the Lords constitution committee, dismissed the idea of a second vote.
And Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson was put on the spot in November over how much money the party wold give to the EU if Mr Corbyn was in crunch talks with the bloc.
In the Labour party’s manifesto, it says: “Labour accepts the referendum and a Labour government will put the national interest first.”