Labour say they will back May on Brexit if conditions are right

A plane taxis through at Heathrow

A plane taxis through at Heathrow

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn rallied his Labour Party on Wednesday, calling for a clampdown on unfettered capitalism and a huge investment in public services as he tried to refocus attention on domestic policies after an annual conference dominated by Brexit.

Her spokesman said later that May was specifically referring to the type of deal the European Union is now offering on future trade, which Britain believes will split England, Wales and Scotland from Northern Ireland by insisting Northern Ireland adhere to different customs rules. In the United Kingdom that means a vote by lawmakers, and the math looks ominous for May's minority government.

New Europeans, a group promoting free movement, non-discrimination and solidarity in Europe, says it would have wished the EU to make the first move on such an issue - at present Britons overseas in the EU have no guarantees that their rights would remain without a deal.

- "Remain on the table" - Pro-EU activists were dealt another blow when shadow finance minister John McDonnell - Corbyn's right-hand man - on Tuesday said any second vote should not include the choice of whether or not to stay in the EU.

"If parliament rejected May's Chequers deal, named after the prime minister's country residence where she hashed out a plan with her ministers, the party would press for a general election", he repeated Labour's argument.


Under the terms of the motion set to be voted on at the conference on Tuesday, if Labour can not force an early general election it will "support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote".

They say a better option would be a general election and a Labour government.

Under the terms of the motion set to be voted on at the conference on Tuesday, 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 was passed in a show of hands and it is reported that only a few voted against the motion.

She will go on to say she has a plan for an economy that is "knowledge-rich, highly-innovative, highly-skilled and high quality but with low tax and smart regulation".


The pound slipped on Wednesday as investors remained cautious about negotiations between Britain and the European Union on a Brexit deal and as broader currency markets waited for an expected Federal Reserve interest rate hike later in the day. An EU summit next month is seen as a make-or-break moment for a Brexit deal.

"Labour respects the decision of the British people in the referendum", he told the conference, adding: "But no one can respect the conduct of the government since that vote took place".

Sir Keir, who has confirmed he would vote to stay in the European Union in any future referendum, said he was "devastated" by the 2016 Brexit vote. He declared: "We must learn to listen a bit more and shout a lot less".

"Of course, to a significant extent, this also depends on what Britain really wants - the discussion isn't so clear here", she said.


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