Labour plots Brexit betrayal referendum: Tom Watson declares vote 'no longer valid'

Andrew Cummings
September 11, 2019

Jeremy Corbyn says Boris Johnson's makes an attempt to push forward with a no-deal Brexit are created to drive down employee's rights and switch extra energy and wealth to these on the prime.

Speaking at Somerset House in central London, Mr Watson will say: 'The only way to break the Brexit deadlock once and for all is a public vote in a referendum.

"We were very, very clear that if people wanted a democratic moment, if they wanted an election, we offered it to the Labour opposition and mysteriously they decided not to go for it", he said.

It is not clear how Watson expects parliament as it is now constituted to make a definite decision on Brexit, when the set of MPs now sitting have only shown an ability to delay and block various routes - from leaving with Theresa May's deal to exiting without a deal.

'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.

Although the debate ended without a vote and was not attended by the Prime Minister it was targeting, the session had been called by Labour MPs alarmed at the possibility the Prime Minister might find a way around a law they had passed to ban a full Brexit, forcing the nation to delay its withdrawal from the European Union once again.

"People know they will push for remain being best even against a so-called improved deal under Labour, but union leaders did not think they should be saying that out loud now".

The UK prime minister made a decision to send MPs home through October 14, but first tried to call a snap election to ensure his parliamentary majority, but the House of Commons twice opposed that proposal.

I am told all the unions unanimously backed this position, and that it was not a Len McCluskey and Unite putsch. "A general election might well fail to solve this Brexit chaos". I would never believe that I'd be leaving the Labour party because of racism...

Calling for the publication of the draft WAB, Mr Kinnock said: 'The fact is that we are rooted in reality here.

He said there was "an increasing number of Conservative and ex-Conservative" MPs now ready to back a fresh referendum. Acutely aware that the eurozone remains economically sluggish with sky-high unemployment, that tensions with the Polish, Romanian and Italian governments are growing and, in France's case, that its own privatisation project and attacks on workers' rights have led to widespread and incendiary resentment, some see Britain's never-ending Brexit saga as a source of further destabilisation they could do without.

Mr Corbyn will meet unions later.

"And - of course - "remain" should and will be on the ballot paper along with a credible option to leave". But we won't allow Johnson to dictate the terms.

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