Corbyn accuses Boris Johnson of hijacking referendum to shift power to wealthy

Corbyn accuses Boris Johnson of hijacking referendum to shift power to wealthy

The speech came after Labour led the way to inflict yet another defeat on the prime minister by blocking his second call for a general election in the Commons.

A number of Mr Corbyn's colleagues want the party to unequivocally back Remain, but big backer the Unite union wants to ensure Leave is still an option.

Addressing the annual Trades Union Congress conference, Mr Corbyn said he would reverse the "deliberate, decades-long transfer of power away from working people".

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry have both said they would campaign for Remain in a referendum, even against a Labour-negotiated Brexit deal.

Mr Corbyn recommitted to a second referendum on Brexit, which he said would include a "credible option to Leave" as well as Remain.

"The only way to break the Brexit deadlock once and for all is a public vote in a referendum", he will say.

'No one can trust the word of a prime minister who is threatening to break the law to force through no-deal, ' Corbyn stressed, after recalling that an exit from the European Union on bad terms would result in job losses, trigger food price increases and cause a shortage of medicines in the UK.

Mr Watson will say that a "Brexit election" might at the moment seem inevitable, but warn: "That doesn't make it desirable".

Mr Kinnock (pictured below) was joined by more than a dozen MPs including fellow Labour member Caroline Flint, former Tory cabinet minister Rory Stewart, independent Nick Boles and Liberal Democrat Norman Lamb at the launch of "MPs for a Deal" in Portcullis House.

"This latest trick would mean delaying Brexit again for up to a year, handing over £250 million a week to Brussels for no goal".

"All Labour offer is more dither and pointless delay - costing our country £250 million a week, which we would rather spend on what matters to the public, like the NHS".

"Anybody who says it's all - this stuff about it being anti-democratic - I mean donnez-moi un break - what a load of nonsense", the Prime Minister said on a visit to a primary school in London. "Just as we worked throughout the summer to pass a law preventing no deal, so we will work each and every day we are shut down to enforce that law".

"We're ready for that election", Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday.

"Be in no doubt, a no deal Brexit is really a Trump deal Brexit, leading to a one-sided United States trade deal negotiated from a position of weakness", Corbyn will reiterate, having used the anti-Trump line against no deal several times over the last few weeks.

"Prime minister: you can hide from parliament for a few weeks, but when we return we will be ready", Starmer will say.

"Brexit will of course be a crucial issue at this election".



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