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Corbyn seeks amendment to Brexit

Updated on December 6, 2016
Labour leaderJeremy Corbyn
Labour leaderJeremy Corbyn | Source
Prime Minister Theresa May
Prime Minister Theresa May | Source
Anti - Brexiteer Tony Blair
Anti - Brexiteer Tony Blair | Source

At the moment the vote that the British people took to leave the EU is going through its motions at the Supreme Court in London. The Judges are sat considering all the evidence as to whether the Brexit result of leaving the EU should be put before the House of Commons so that they can give permission for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 probably starting in March 2017.

As the Supreme Court was in session yesterday with a government representative there to argue the governments case that the invocation of Article 50 did not need House of Commons agreement protesters from all sides made themselves known, that is those for Brexit and those against.

Jeremy Corbyn is seeking to install an amendment to the bill if it does come before the House of Commons. He is seeking the amendment because he wants the UK to still be able to trade with the EU once the UK is out. He told Sky News that when Article 50 does come he would like to see the amendment of the UK still being able to trade with the EU in it.

He said he respected the result of the Brexit vote even if it was not what he personally wanted and he stated if an amendment could be added to the final Brexit deal it would not delay the UK exiting the EU.

Corbyn continued that there were many in the Conservative party who wanted the UK to sever all its links with the EU once the UK was gone from the EU. He said he did not want this to happen as it would be bad for Britain as it would send wages spiralling down and be bad for the country as a whole. He said many Tories wanted a bargain basement trade deal with the US and this just was not on as far as he was concerned.

Corbyn has also refused to rule out the call for a second referendum once the final agreement over Brexit is agreed between the UK and EU. He has also stated that he does not agree with former Labour leader and Prime Minister Tony Blair that Brexit can be reversed.

Meanwhile Theresa May is seeking trade deals with different nations around the world to help the UK when it is flying solo as a nation out of the EU. Right now she is trying to drum up trade deals with Arab nations in the Gulf and as a new Prime Minister she has a lot on her plate knowing she has a general election to face in 2020 and maybe also judged by voters on how she steers the UK out of the EU and all that follows after that.

The turncoat man?

Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn | Source

Jeremy Corbyn was not always the Euro - phile you see today and if you cast your mind back to the actual referendum on remaining or leaving the EU during the campaign Corbyn was accused by many as being lacklustre and lukewarm on the debate of Brexit. He put himself in the remain camp alongside David Cameron and appeared at remain rallies or on the media in what seemed like the closing phases of the run up to the vote.

In the subsequent result of the referendum where people voted to leave the EU although it seemed to be a close run thing Corbyn accepted reluctantly the result of the vote or so he said.

To prove that Corbyn did not always support remaining in the European Union here are 5 examples of his anti - EU stance before he had his road to Damascus conversion to supporting the remain campaign:

1) Corbyn blamed human rights abuses in Western Sahara on the European Union.

2) He accused the European Union in 2009 of having a serious democratic deficit

3) Corbyn was against the Lisbon Treaty and voted against it in the House of Commons.

4) In 1993 Jeremy Corbyn voted against Maastricht Treaty.

5) In 1975 Jeremy Corbyn voted against the UK joining the European Union although back then it was called the Common Market.


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