Jeremy Corbyn: Labour is 'party of choice' on Brexit

Cheryl Sanders
July 9, 2019

Corbyn has left the door open on attempting to negotiate Labour's preferred Brexit deal with Brussels in the event his party wins a general election before the United Kingdom leaves the EU - a scenario that was discussed and agreed on by unions on Monday.

"In this country we deliver on the will of the people".

The motion was agreed on Monday by the Labour Party's affiliated unions, including Unison, the GMB, CWU, Aslef, and Unite, the latter's general secretary Len McCluskey, a key ally of party leader Jeremy Corbyn, having hitherto been against a second referendum.

UNION bosses have thrown their weight behind a second referendum and will back Remain if a Conservative prime minister negotiates a new Brexit deal to put to parliament.

Mr Corbyn has not gone that far - refusing to say at this stage what he would do if he makes it to Downing Street.

They expect the party to formally back Remain against the option of a Conservative Brexit deal or a no-deal exit from the EU.

But after Labour went into talks with the government, "it became very clear they simply could not deliver".

In the letter, Mr Corbyn wrote: "Now both Tory leadership candidates are threatening a no-deal Brexit - or at best a race to the bottom and a sweetheart deal with Donald Trump".

"Obviously, I would hope to see that reflected across the United Kingdom but that is our position as a Welsh Labour Government in Wales". "I've been listening and I've enjoyed it".

"A lot of people have said that to me, that "I voted to Remain" - there are a lot of people who think like that".

"In reality, if we had a dozen referendums, and they were all to leave, I still think they would be fighting to Remain", he said.

Leaders agreed to support a public vote on any deal agreed by a Tory prime minister.

"But I said no, I want to take the movement with me, I want to take the the membership with me, I want to take the unions with me, I want to take the public with us if we can, because this is a very important time for this country".

But Mr Miles said another referendum may not be necessary because, in effect, a general election could serve the same goal.

"We will decide very quickly at the start of that campaign, because we don't know by that stage whether we would have left the European Union, still be in the European Union or part of a Parliamentary struggle with Johnson or Hunt trying to take us over a cliff edge".

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