Jeremy Corbyn, chief of the Labour Party, speaks on the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) annual conference in London, Britain, November 19, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s principal opposition Labour Party will oppose the government’s Brexit deal in parliament, its chief Jeremy Corbyn stated on Sunday, describing the settlement authorised in Brussels as “a miserable failure of negotiation”.
“This is a bad deal for the country. It is the result of a miserable failure of negotiation that leaves us with the worst of all worlds. It gives us less say over our future, and puts jobs and living standards at risk,” Corbyn stated in an announcement.
“That is why Labour will oppose this deal in parliament. We will work with others to block a no deal outcome, and ensure that Labour’s alternative plan for a sensible deal to bring the country together is on the table.”
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Editing by Paul Sandle