Labour's Corbyn offers support hailing courage of Belfast shipyard workers

Marco Green
September 11, 2019

"Only Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will deliver Brexit by 31 October, no ifs or buts, so we can move on and focus on the issues that matter to people - investing in the NHS, reducing violent crime and cutting the cost of living". "A general election might well fail to solve this Brexit chaos".

He said: We're ready for that election.

His stance contrasts with Jeremy Corbyn's insistence on Tuesday that any referendum must include a "credible leave option", leaving the door open for Brexit voters to support Labour.

'We want an election as soon as possible and we will oppose a national unity government, the main goal of which would be to prevent a Corbyn- led government.' Dave Ward, general secretary of the CWU, which represents post office workers, said: 'I want us trade unionists to be in towns and cities, where Boris Johnson is going to try to create his new army over one issue - Brexit.

Mr Mann previously said he could not campaign for Mr Corbyn knowing he could become Prime Minister, and told The Sunday Times he would "never forgive" his left-wing leader for allowing the party to be "hijacked" by anti-Semites.

"And I can tell you this: we're ready for that election".

"It will put us at the mercy of Trump and the big USA corporations itching to get their teeth further into our NHS, sound the death knell for our steel industry, and permanently drive down rights and protections for workers".

"It is important that voters who want to leave as well as those who want to remain can vote Labour".

The Dudley North Member of Parliament, now sitting as an independent after he resigned the Labour whip in February over rising antisemitism in the party and Jeremy Corbyn's negative attitude towards the 2016 Brexit referendum, spoke out in an emergency debate on the rule of law Monday evening.

"It's Labour's historic mission to transform people's lives, and that transformation begins in the workplace".

He will promise that MPs won't be "silenced" by Johnson's decision to prorogue parliament.

"No one can trust the word of a Prime Minister who is threatening to break the law to force through no deal".

"Prime minister: you can hide from parliament for a few weeks, but when we return we will be ready", Starmer will say. Now Labour insists there should only be a vote if the number of potential outcomes are limited, preventing the British people from voting in a government the Labour leadership considers unacceptable.

He said: "In my constituency, in the most Labour wards, it was the most Brexit". This speech does not reflect Labour policy in any way.

By contrast to Watson's claim, party strategists believe the most ardent remain voters will be all but impossible to win back - but hope they can offer a pragmatic way out of the current crisis for both leavers and remainers. "Once we get out of here, there isn't any way to establishment-up Jeremy", one Labour source said.

The reason this matters is that those senior members of the shadow cabinet, such as Keir Starmer, Emily Thornberry, John McDonnell and Tom Watson, who want Labour to adopt an unambiguous remain position have been defeated.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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