Corbyn rejects call by Tom Watson for Labour to fully back remain

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2019

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. They demonstrate that it is the only party with a vision radical enough to tackle the deep-rooted systemic problems we face.

But Mr Johnson later dismissed as a "load of nonsense" accusations that suspending Parliament is "anti-democratic", insisting it was necessary to prorogue before the Queen's Speech.

However these terms would not prevent the party fielding a candidate against the Prime Minister, who voted for the Agreement once and has said he wants a deal.

9 whilst the opposition Labour Party took 24%.

Tom Watson right is at odds with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit
Tom Watson right is at odds with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit

"Our priority is to get a general election in order to give the people the chance to elect a government that cares for them, not themselves".

Yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn met union leaders to seek a consensus that Labour continue backing a referendum giving the public the final say on Brexit when it is clear what that would involve.

In an excoriating judgment, the Scottish judges - who are part of the United Kingdom's legal system - ruled that the principal reason for parliament's suspension was to stymie lawmakers and allow Johnson to pursue a no-deal Brexit policy.

When asked what he thought would happen in coming weeks, Farage said he expected the European Union would make some concessions to Johnson before Oct 31 and that Johnson would try to push a deal through parliament.

Blaenau Gwent AM Alun Davies said: "I agree with Vaughan Gething".

Mr Corbyn said he would make a decision over which way Labour would campaign in a new referendum after the party has negotiated a deal with the EU.

"We have defeated the Government six times, we are united around the idea there should be a referendum on any outcome this Government puts forward, and that we should have a referendum in our manifesto, and that remain should be one of the options in that referendum".

Watson defied Shadow Cabinet collective responsibility and exposed the divide among Labour MPs about how best to deal with the mess that is Brexit.

Shortly before the Commons rose for five weeks - meaning MPs return with just 17 days to the Brexit deadline - they voted 293 to 46 in favour of a snap election, falling short of the required super-majority.

Mr Farage made the remarks from Sedgefield in the north east of England, where he has been out meeting members of the public today as part of the Brexit Party conference tour.

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