Labour Leadership: Britons Do Not Have To Accept Brexit Is Definite, Says Owen Smith

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Owen Smith makes a speech in Manchester, Northwest England, on September 22, 2014. Smith is launching a challenge to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. LEON NEAL,LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

Owen Smith, one of three candidates vying to lead Britain's opposition Labour Party, said on Sunday Britons should not accept that the country is firmly on track to leave the European Union.

"We need to negotiate right now, I don't think we should accept that we are on a definite path out," Owen told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

"We need to make sure that people are satisfied now—we trusted people rightly to make a decision, we can trust them again in 18 months time to check whether it is absolutely what they wanted."

Interviewed on the same Sunday chat show, Smith's fellow challenger for the Labour leadership, Angela Eagle, said that the terms of any Brexit deal would require agreement from all Britain's political parties.

"We need to get the terms of leaving right and we've got to have all party agreement on that," Eagle said.