Published: Mon, September 24, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Jeremy Corbyn says Britain 'could well be looking towards a general election'

Jeremy Corbyn says Britain 'could well be looking towards a general election'

Liverpool is a Labour heartland and voted overwhelming for Corbyn's part in the general election past year.

Delegates at the party's annual conference - including shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer - debated the issue late into the night on Sunday. If that does not succeed, then the party should keep all options on the table, including the possibility of a second referendum on a question yet to be determined. I hope we will agree that the best way of resolving this is a General Election.

Now, with divorce negotiations stuck and Britain due to leave in March, many Labour members think the party must change its course.

The Labour party is set to say it will support another Brexit referendum.

There was a similar message from deputy Labour leader Tom Watson, who told The Observer: "Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour Party back to its members".

The BBC host hit back and said: "Do you give people the option, not just to support or reject the deal, but the option to stay in the European Union?"

According to sources, reported in The Sunday Times, she was warned by members of her party that she should change her stance on the negotiations in time for their pary conference at the weekend or risk a leadership challenge.

Labour will only consider supporting another referendum if there is no Brexit deal, and no general election.

"Ultimately we are not in control of this process right now".

'If we can't make democracy work in Labour, we can't make it work in the rest of society'.


Even in the North and Midlands, where many Labour constituencies voted Leave in 2016, there was overwhelming support - 86% and 88% respectively - for a second vote.

"He's got as much back bone as a jelly fish!" he said.

"Labour have to come to a decision".

And the Financial Times leads on plans by Labour for every large British company to hand over 10% of its equity to workers within a decade.

Shadow equalities minister Dawn Butler said the authority had stood up to Margaret Thatcher's cuts, saying it was "better to break the law than break the poor".

She said she was "surprised" Ms Butler praised a council that "issued redundancy notices to their own public sector employees, and failed to protect services too".

Labour MP Clive Lewis also urged Mr Umunna to get behind the party leadership. "We will respect the referendum", he told Radio 4.

Ahead of the Labour Party Conference, Jeremy Corbyn said that he is prepared to back a second Brexit referendum if members wanted one, but admitted he would rather have a general election.

"My big worry is that if we go for a referendum which is seen as just a simple re-run we could divide the country again, we could get nearly the same result or if it's slightly different that people demand another referendum".

'The politics and the legalities of the whole thing have moved on and indeed what we need is proper funding of local government'.

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