Jeremy Corbyn says he would still vote Remain after Theresa May
Jeremy Corbyn has said he would vote Remain again in a further Brexit referendum, as he attacked the state of the deadlocked talks as “shocking”.
The Labour leader gave a straight answer to the question that Theresa May repeatedly dodged, saying: “I thought the best option was to remain, I haven’t changed my mind on that.”
It came as Mr Corbyn made his strongest criticism yet of the floundering negotiations, warning of the very real danger of them collapsing altogether.
“The danger is we will get to March 2019 with no deal, we fall out of the EU, we go on to World Trade Organisation rules and there will be threats to a lot of jobs all across Britain,” he said.
The fifth round of Brexit talks ended on Thursday with the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier warning of a “disturbing” impasse hindering progress.
Labour immediately called for “emergency talks” with the EU in a bid to secure an agreement on Brexit withdrawal terms, ahead of a major meeting of European leaders next week.
On his own position, Mr Corbyn said: “There isn’t going to be another referendum, so it’s a hypothetical question but yes I voted Remain because I thought the best option was to remain, I haven’t changed my mind on that.” Read More
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