Brexit uproar: Labour MP savaged on Twitter after ‘catastrophic’ Brexit claim on Newsnight

Recently, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced that he would remain neutral on the issue of Brexit. Mr Corbyn also announced that he wanted to “bring people back together” as he has insisted that he would carry out whatever the public would choose in a referendum.

Supporting his party leader, Labour MP for Birmingham Erdington, Jack Dromey insisted that Mr Corbyn’s neutral stance is what’s needed.

Moreover, Mr Dromey also concluded that the current Brexit process is on the “brink of catastrophe”.

Mr Dromey added: “What this is about is doing the right thing for the country which, to be frank, is on the brink of a catastrophe.”

Echoing the words of his party leader, Mr Dromey also insisted that it was essential to bring the country back together again.

Moreover, when questioned on Mr Corbyn’s neutral stance the Labour MP responded by affirming his stance that a confirmatory vote is the best course of action.

Mr Dromey added: “What’s in the national interest of our country is that we do not crash out without a deal.

“And that we secure the best possible deal and let the British people then decide.”

However, following his claim on Newsnight, some users were quick to criticise the Labour MP.

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One said: “You stated several times “let the people decide” we already did what do you not understand about that we the people did decide, 17.4m of us did.”

Another said: “Any catastrophe will be completely down to the Remainers who have been wasting the last three years with scheme after scheme to block the Brexit the people voted for.”

Another merely said: “Jack clearly is deluded.”

As well as claiming that his party wanted to bring the “public back together” Mr Corbyn also claimed that his party will seek a better Brexit deal that s currently on offer.


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Ahead of the party’s conference next week, Mr Corbyn established his four pillars of a “sensible” Brexit deal.

Mr Corbyn also said: “A Labour government would secure a sensible deal based on the terms we have long advocated, including a new customs union with the EU; a close single market relationship; and guarantees of workers’ rights and environmental protections.

“We would then put that to a public vote alongside remain.

“I pledge to carry out whatever the people decide, as a Labour prime minister.”

Despite Mr Corbyn’s neutral stance on Brexit, some high profile members of his party have publicly announced their positions on the UK’s exit.

Shadow Cabinet members, John McDonnell, Emily Thornberry and Tom Watson have all announced that they would campaign to stay in the EU.

Ms Thornberry: “If we vote to have a general election, then no matter what it is that Boris Johnson promises, it up to him to advise the Queen when the general election should be.

“And given that he has shown himself to be a manifest liar and somebody who has said he would ‘die in a ditch’ rather than stop no deal.

“Our first priority has to be that we must stop no deal and we must make sure that that is going to happen.”

The news of Mr Corbyn’s Brexit position comes as EU officials agreed to allow the UK to extend Article 50 if a proposal is submitted by the end of this month.

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