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Leaked Labour manifesto confirms Corbyn won't give people say on Brexit Deal

May 11, 2017 3:44 PM

Leaked Labour manifesto confirms Corbyn won't give people final say on Brexit Deal

The leaked version of the Labour manifesto has confirmed Jeremy Corbyn's Labour won't give the people the final say on the Brexit deal.

This comes after Jeremy Corbyn made clear that Labour believes Britain must leave the EU whatever the agreement reached, in an interview with BBC Look North yesterday.

Former Liberal Democrat party president Simon Hughes commented:

"Jeremy Corbyn's Labour has waved the white flag and given Theresa May a blank cheque to pursue a divisive Brexit.

"Now this leaked manifesto confirms they are refusing to give the British people the final say over the Brexit deal, no matter how bad it is.

"A better future is available. The Liberal Democrats will stand up to Theresa May's cold, mean-spirited Britain and against a bad Brexit deal that will cost jobs and put up prices.

"We will give you the final say on Brexit - with the option to stay in if you don't like the deal on offer."

Speaking to BBC Look North yesterday, Jeremy Corbyn said "We accept the result of the referendum. Britain is leaving the European Union." When pushed on whether that would mean that whatever the agreement, we are out, Jeremy Corby said "I've made that very clear." (link)

The leaked copy of the Labour manifesto states the party rejects "no deal" as a viable option and that Labour would negotiate transitional arrangements instead. It also states the party would give Parliament a meaningful vote on the final deal, but that Labour will not offerto give the British people the final say on Brexit with the option of remaining in the EU (link)

The Liberal Democrats are calling for a referendum on the final Brexit deal, giving people the option of remaining in the EU if they don't like the deal on offer (link)