The Leader of Britain’s Labour Party has warned that he will vote down anything that fails to satisfy his party’s criteria for the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union.
Speaking to reporters in Brussels where he held talks with EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, Corbyn said Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Prime Minister Theresa May’s so-called Chequers proposals.
“As it stands, Labour will vote against the Chequers plan or whatever is left of it and oppose leaving the EU with no deal,” Corbyn said.
It was the strongest warning yet to a prime minister whose plan to leave the EU is hanging by a thread.
“If you deliver a deal that includes a customs union and no hard border in Ireland, if you protect jobs, people’s rights at work and environmental standards, then we will support that sensible deal,” he added.
Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer said earlier this week that his party…