Corbyn signals Labour unlikely to back a Tory Brexit deal

Cheryl Sanders
October 13, 2019

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will stand down if he does not win power at the next general election, his close ally John McDonnell has said.

'What we'd do is as the tradition, which is have an election for a new leader.

Admitted the attempt to remove Tom Watson as deputy leader, on the eve of Labor's conference last month, had been "a fiasco" - goal insisted Mr. Corbyn "was not aware" of it in advance.

In an interview for GQ with Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's former adviser, Mr McDonnell was asked whether it was possible for Mr Corbyn to carry on if he failed to win next time around.

They are becoming more active and they are not necessarily pro-Conservative or pro-Labour, but they are becoming more active politically and they want change and political professionalism in Westminster, and I think that's a dynamic that we will see play out over the next four and five years, as these people mature in their political views.

Pressed on Mr McDonnell's words, he said "John gave an answer", and said his own answer was that he was "leading this party to go into an election".


"We would be looking a race to the bottom where priorities would be trying to get trade deals with the likes of Donald Trump - that's not acceptable to the SNP".

'When I look at the polls, and I see the Tories are surging forward at the moment, I actually can't see the numbers where they make up the seats that they'll lose in Scotland'.

He added: "There is a whole range of women".

"Our meeting with Jeremy Corbyn was held to condemn the Kashmir resolution passed by his Party and to reiterate that J&K is an internal matter and outside intervention will not be accepted".

Mr Corbyn signalled Labour was unlikely to back any Brexit deal brought back by Mr Johnson, even if there was a confirmatory referendum.

The UK Opposition Leader was responding to a letter by the Labour Friends of India (LFIN) group, among a number of party members to raise concerns over the resolution passed at the Labour Party annual conference last month that called for global intervention in Kashmir in the wake of the Indian government's revocation of Article 370.


"Holding a Queen's Speech before an election is a cynical stunt. How can they argue against that?"

"We're fighting a general election to elect Jeremy Corbyn as our next prime minister and we think we're in touching distance of that".

Speaking to Ridge on Sunday on Sky News, Ms Swinson said that Boris Johnson is also "not fit to be Prime Minister", and said that the public deserve better choice.

"Johnson is using the queen to deliver a pre-election party political broadcast for the Conservative Party", Corbyn will say.

"Johnson needs to understand and be anxious about the forces he's unleashing", he told GQ.

'If I stand it must be no longer simply attributable to us trust me, of us construct trust me, it isn't simply attributable to us in actuality feel linked with that.


"We've not had that in this constituency in maybe 40 years".

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