From shouting on the sidelines, Jeremy Corbyn finds himself suddenly catapulted into a position that should be the envy of any opposition leader. Theresa May’s pledge to seek a Brexit compromise plan with Labour’s boss has created “a Corbyn-May coalition government”, according to Tory arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg. That may be an exaggeration, despite the fury of Conservative Eurosceptics – but for a few days at least the Labour leader has been given real clout in the decision-making process. It could help steer the UK towards a “softer” Brexit. Traditionally a Eurosceptic himself, Corbyn has been criticised for at best lukewarm support for Remain in the 2016 referendum campaign. And Labour has pledged to respect the result." But now the timetable is incredibly tight, and the risks for Corbyn and his team are high. Labour is under conflicting pressure from backers of both “leave” and “remain” among its ranks. Failure … [Read more...] about What is UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s policy on Brexit?
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Theresa May should seek cross-party discussions and work with the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to deliver Brexit, senior Tories say. Labour won’t reportedly be keen to hold talks. This is because the opposition is seemingly split between wanting to call a no-confidence vote in the government, and waiting for May’s Brexit deal to fail by itself. Theresa May must work with Jeremy Corbyn if the Prime Minister is to get Parliament’s support for her Brexit deal. That is according to senior Conservative MPs, who have said “cross-party” discussions will be needed to ensure Britain does not end up with a delayed Brexit, or leave the European Union with no deal. A compromise, which could include a second referendum, may be needed to receive the backing of opposition parties like Labour, the SNP, and Plaid Cymru. Earlier this week, May lost the support of more than a third of her MPs as she attempts to lead a minority government through the most difficult … [Read more...] about 2 prominent Conservative MPs want Theresa May to work with Jeremy Corbyn to deliver Brexit
Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are to battle it out in a live head-to-head TV debate – although it is unclear whether it will take place on BBC or ITV. The Prime Minister has accepted the BBC’s offer to take part in a Brexit debate on 9 December, two days before MPs are to vote on her deal. However, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told This Morning that he would prefer to take part in a debate aired by ITV because he wanted to watch the final of I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! The BBC said it was "delighted" May had accepted its offer. The SNP, Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Green party have demanded to be involved in the debates, saying a wide range of views must be included, such as the option to hold a second referendum or people's vote. Green MP Caroline Lucas tweeted: SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said it would be a "travesty of democracy" if other parties were not included in the debate. … [Read more...] about Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at loggerheads over whether to appear on BBC or ITV for Brexit live debate
Theresa May is considering plans to hold a televised debate with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in an attempt to win over voters to her Brexit deal. The prime minister is embarking on a two week PR push to sell her deal to voters and to parliament. The House of Commons is due to vote on her deal on December 11. May is currently facing a major Commons defeat with up to 90 of her own MPs committed to voting the deal down. LONDON – Theresa May is planning a televised Brexit debate with Jeremy Corbyn in a last ditch bid to save her embattled Brexit deal. The prime minister is preparing to put her deal, agreed with EU leaders on Sunday, to the Houses of Parliament on December 11. However, up to 90 Conservative MPs are pledged to oppose the deal, with all opposition parties, including the Democratic Unionist Party which props up her minority government, also committed to vote it down. With just two weeks to save her deal and prevent the potential collapse of her government, May … [Read more...] about Theresa May is planning a televised Brexit debate with Jeremy Corbyn in last ditch bid to save her deal
The Sun and Mail Online have both taken down online stories which suggested Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was “dancing a jig” on his way to the Cenotaph on Rembrance Sunday. The Mail Online story was headlined: “Is this really the day to audition for Strictly, Jeremy? Corbyn appears to dance a jig at the Cenotaph as he waits for the Remembrance Day parade.” The Sun’s headline said: “Jeremy Corbyn dances his way down Downing Street as he attends Remembrance Sunday.”Both papers showed a sequence of photographic stills to back up the story.The Daily Mirror reported that the photos in fact showed Corbyn walking along and talking to 92-year-old World War Two veteran George Durack who said he was: “walking along with Jeremy and he certainly didn’t dance”. Related Stories Time for journalists to change the way they talk about Corbyn says LBC and BBC Newsnight host James O'Brien Sun publishes correction, with front page reference, … [Read more...] about Sun and Mail Online both take down stories claiming Jeremy Corbyn was ‘dancing a jig’ on way to Cenotaph