Labour would delay Brexit, says Corbyn
LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would consider delaying Britain’s exit from the EU to negotiate a better deal if his party came to power.
He told Sky News: “If we go into government straight away, we would start negotiating straight away. If it meant holding things a bit longer to do it, of course.”
With the Commons vote on Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement expected to result in it being rejected by MPs, the risk of a no-deal Brexit could increase.
The Prime Minister was coming under growing pressure to delay the December 11 vote to give herself time to ask for more concessions from the EU at a Brussels summit at the end of next week.
With three days of debate complete, Press Association analysis showed that of 163 MPs who have spoken, just 27 have indicated they will back Mrs May’s deal compared to 122 — including 29 Tories — who will vote against.