"Today is a step in the right direction but our members and supporters are clear that any kind of Brexit gives us less than we have now and Labour should not support it".
All of which appears to be a gift for the Tories in the view of many Labour MPs: many worry that Labour will suffer if it is still seen to support Brexit, and thereby not reunite the Remain course around its flag.
"In Government, the Labour Party would legislate to ban agreements which stop the disclosure of discrimination, harassment or victimisation".
"In those circumstances, I want to make it clear that Labour would campaign for Remain against either no-deal or a Tory deal that does not protect the economy and jobs", he said.
For underdog Hunt, Tuesday's showdown offered a chance to turn the contest around, though it may be too late.
Paul Davies, Welsh Conservative assembly group leader, said: "First we saw Mark Drakeford and his cabinet ignoring the Welsh public by dismissing their voice in the democratic vote, and now we see it's a United Kingdom problem".
Hunt, a long-serving but lusterless senior minister who is now foreign secretary, said he offered experience, realism and a broader appeal than the divisive Johnson.
The email does not clarify whether Labour would campaign for Remain or Leave should a general election be called.
The common position will now be presented to Mr Corbyn.
The counsel general said: "If it were the case that you had an incoming prime minister seeking a mandate in that general election for a no-deal Brexit, which is a conceivable scenario, in that situation it seems to me that we as a party should be advocating remain in that manifesto rather than a referendum".
Trump also renewed criticism of May's handing of Brexit.
Mr Watson has become Labour's frontbench flag-bearer for Remain in recent months, a stance that has led to critics within his own party accusing him of attempting to undermine Mr Corbyn's leadership. In contrast, he has spoken warmly of both Johnson and Hunt. That helped secure a meaningful vote on their deal - which we then defeated three times - including inflicting the largest ever defeat on any government.
Britain's main opposition Labour Party said Tuesday that the country's soon-to-be chosen new leader should hold a second referendum on whether to leave the European Union or remain in the bloc, as the two contenders for the job prepared to face a grilling in a TV debate over their plans to break Britain's Brexit gridlock.
"There's no indication whatsoever that voters in my area. have changed their mind", he said.
In a general election I, and many like me, will be voting for a remain party. He said: "We will decide very quickly at the start of that campaign exactly what our position will be".