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Jeremy Corbyn BACKS People’s Vote as he declares ‘NO big offer’ from Tories on Brexit

The Labour leader has hit out at the Governments conduct during the cross-party talks to break the impasse, by insisting there has been “no big offer” from Theresa May who has stuck to her “red lines”. Mr Corybn said: “So far in those talks, there has been no big offer, and the red lines remain. “It’s difficult negotiating with a disintegrating government with cabinet ministers jockeying for the succession, rather than working for an agreement.”

He added: “It’s in the country’s interests to try to get this sorted one way or another.

“But we can never accept the government’s bad deal or a disastrous No Deal.

“So if we can’t get a sensible deal, along the lines of our alternative plan or a general election, Labour backs the option of a public vote.”

 

The Labour leader has been heavily criticised for his unclear stance on Britain’s exit from the European Union, and remained vague about Labour’s alternative plan.

Mr Corbyn outlined Labour aims to protects jobs, living standards and rebuild manufacturing industries.

He added: “We will guarantee the rights of EU citizens and students in this country and British people who want to work and study in the EU.”

The leader of the opposition acknowledged the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the bloc and stated “we cannot ignore that”.

 

Ahead of the upcoming EU elections on May 23, Mr Corbyn stated Labour “will never be the party of the 52 per cent or of the 48 per cent” but “part of the great majority”.

At the campaign launch in Gillingham, Mr Corbyn went on a scathing rant and said the elections were a “chance to challenge the poison” of Nigel Farage.

He claimed the Brexit Party was indeed the ‘no deal’ Party which would “only work for the richest” people in society.

Mr Corbyn said: “For millions, no deal would mean no jobs, an economic shock threatening entire industries.

“And here in Kent turning the M20 into a permanent lorry park, causing massive disruption.

“It would be an elite Brexit that would only work for the richest.

“Who wants to deregulate slash public services and rights at work still further.”

Mr Corbyn also suggested a vote for the Brexit Party would put the UK at the perils of US President Donald Trump.

He added: “It would be a Donald Trump Brexit leaving us at the mercy of a reckless and bellicose US administration.

“Nigel Farage’s Brexit is a Brexit for conspiracy theorists.”

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