Labour deputy sets up Corbyn row with call for referendum before election

Cheryl Sanders
September 11, 2019

So a general election is coming. Whether it is or isn't, the labour movement mobilisation against Boris Johnson's government should build throughout September and aim at a huge demonstration for democracy outside the Conservative Party conference, focused on forcing an election to address the catastrophic social, economic and environmental crises afflicting our country and the world.

Mr Corbyn instructed union members: 'No-one can belief the phrase of a Prime Minister who's threatening to interrupt the legislation to power via no-deal.

The left-wing rebel told Parliament, as he was chided by former colleagues for his comments, that: "I think it's absolutely incredible [Labour] lecturing anybody else about observing the rule of law... the leader of the opposition, the shadow chancellor, who have spent their entire time in politics defending all sorts of extremists and in some cases terrorists and antisemites".

Labour leader Mr Corbyn has produced apparent his priority is for an election when no deal is off the table, but Mr Watson will argue that the only way to conclusion the deadlock is with a next vote.

Mr Corbyn has mentioned though an incoming Labour authorities would maintain a new referendum - with Stay and a "credible" selection for Go away on the ballot paper - he has however to say which he would assistance.


Mr Corbyn threatened to "unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we've ever seen", when addressing union members.

The speech comes after Labour led the best way to inflict Boris Johnson's sixth parliamentary defeat in six days.

"Prime minister: you can hide from parliament for a few weeks, but when we return we will be ready", Starmer will say. Now Labour insists there should only be a vote if the number of potential outcomes are limited, preventing the British people from voting in a government the Labour leadership considers unacceptable.

He will say the scale of the damage Mr Johnson is threatening the country with is "worse than Thatcher" and claim the prime minister has "naked contempt" for democratic institutions - not just the European Union, but parliament, the British constitution and the Conservative Party.

"We will deserve all the ridicule we get if this is the manifesto".


He also accused the PM of cosying up to President Donald Trump to get a "one-sided" trade deal with the U.S. which would damage employment rights, the NHS and United Kingdom industry.

Labour's Brexit policy has shifted in a series of incremental steps over the past 12 months, from a referendum being one option "on the table", to its preferred route out of the deadlock in parliament.

Independent MPs Ivan Lewis and Ian Austin who both resigned from Labour citing antisemitism claims tore into Jeremy Corbyn on Monday over racism.

McDonnell suggested on Sunday the party would not seek to open lengthy negotiations with Brussels, but would be hoping to rubber-stamp something like Theresa May's deal, with the addition of the compromises Labour had secured during the cross-party talks earlier this year.


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