After leaders of the European Union on Sunday unanimously approved British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan—which is the product of over a year of chaotic negotiations that saw key Tory cabinet ministers resign in protest—Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn immediately vowed to oppose the deal in Parliament, arguing it “gives us less say over our future, and puts jobs and living standards at risk.”
“This is a bad deal for the country,” Corbyn wrote on Facebook. “It is the result of a miserable failure of negotiation that leaves us with the worst of all worlds… That is why Labour will oppose this deal in parliament. We will work with others to block a no deal outcome, and ensure that Labour’s alternative plan for a sensible deal to bring the country together is on the table.”
Labour’s alternative, Corbyn continued, “includes a permanent customs union with a U.K. say, a strong single market deal and guarantees on workers’ rights, consumer, and environmental protections.”
Labour’s “six tests” for an acceptable Brexit agreement can be read here.
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