PressTV-UK Labour leader Corbyn faces backlash for backing Brexit

Activists and members of the opposition Labour Party in Britain have criticized their leader Jeremy Corbyn after suggesting he would press ahead with Brexit if the party won a snap general election.

The Guardian newspaper said in a report on Sunday that Corbyn was facing a backlash from Remain supporters in Labour, who accused him of betraying the party membership by appearing reluctant to back a second referendum over whether Britain should exit the European Union.

Chair of a main youth and student-led organization in the Labour said Corbyn faced a real risk of losing the backing of many young members who propelled him to party leadership and nearly helped him win snap elections last year.

“Students and young people will not forget or forgive politicians who sell them down the river by backing a Brexit that limits our life opportunities and makes us poorer,” said Richard Brooks, who heads the pro-EU For our Future’s Sake.


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