Published: Tue, September 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Rich are on 'borrowed time' because Labour government is coming - Jeremy Corbyn

Rich are on 'borrowed time' because Labour government is coming - Jeremy Corbyn

"And the voices demanding a democratic final say on the outcome of Brexit negotiations are only going to get louder in the weeks to come as the gap between what was promised two years ago and reality gets wider".

Britain's main opposition Labour Party is bracing for a tumultuous debate on the toxic issue of Brexit at its annual conference on Tuesday (Sep 25) amid deep divisions between delegates.

"The meeting was very careful not to define the question, because we don't know if we're dealing with a deal or no deal - but equally, it was not ruling anything out, and the words "on the deal" were removed, to emphasise the openness of that question", he said.

"The prime minister should report to parliament on what has happened...and then we should then measure her proposals for the relationship with the European Union against the six tests that the Labour party has put down".

"For Labour to adopt a second referendum policy would spell political disaster in all those Labour seats that voted leave", said Brendan Chilton of the pro-Brexit group Labour Leave.

Mr Corbyn said that he would allow a "clear vote" during party conference over the question of whether the Labour Party would formally back a people's vote and that he would be "bound" by their decision.

The Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will back a second referendum on the Eu if that's what his party decide at the Labour party conference.

"I want a general election", he said speaking from the Labour Party conference on Monday. "That was clearly the mood of the room, and in fact that's reflected in the motion".


More than 100 local Labour associations submitted motions to the conference urging a public plebiscite, with a choice between leaving on terms agreed upon by the government or staying in the EU.

Mr Starmer is expected to say: "Just when we need a strong government, what do we see from the Tories?"

"No credible plan for Brexit".

Brexit minister Robin Walker accused Labour of trying to take the United Kingdom "back to square one" and of wanting to re-run the referendum, saying: "Labour promised to respect the referendum result, but are just playing political games and trying to frustrate it".

Mr Healey, however, said: "My preference would be not have a second referendum".

"This is as big a crisis as I can remember in my lifetime", Adonis said. "We must back it if Labour members want it", he told The Observer newspaper. He has denied it and condemned anti-Semitism, but the furor has angered many Jewish party members and their supporters.

Campaigners for a so-called People's Vote - who staged a march in Liverpool on the conference's opening day - have welcomed the motion, which states that if Labour can not force an early general election it will "support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote". "It will make the 2016 referendum look like a walk in the park".

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