Published: Wed, September 11, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Tom Watson to break Labour's uneasy truce over Brexit

Tom Watson to break Labour's uneasy truce over Brexit

The deputy leader of the Labour Party will call on his party to back a second referendum on Brexit before any general election is held.

Its election manifesto will promise to reach a better Brexit deal, but is not expected to commit to either Leave or Remain.

Boris Johnson is "hijacking" the European Union referendum result to force through a "Donald Trump" Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday.

The 59-year-old, who announced on Sunday he would be standing down from the Commons after 18 years representing Bassetlaw, said: "That's not a good recipe for winning a General Election and in the North of England, Labour will pay a huge price".

Corbyn later met leaders of the key Labour-affiliated unions, and agreed the party should stick to its policy of backing a referendum, but ensuring they have something to offer leave supporters.

Acutely aware that the eurozone remains economically sluggish with sky-high unemployment, that tensions with the Polish, Romanian and Italian governments are growing and, in France's case, that its own privatisation project and attacks on workers' rights have led to widespread and incendiary resentment, some see Britain's never-ending Brexit saga as a source of further destabilisation they could do without.

He warned that Johnson was pursuing a "Trump deal Brexit", and accused him of, "hijacking the referendum result to shift even more power and wealth to those at the top".

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"The only way to break the Brexit deadlock once and for all is a public vote in a referendum", he will say.

"Anybody who says it's all - this stuff about it being anti-democratic - I mean donnez-moi un break - what a load of nonsense", the Prime Minister said on a visit to a primary school in London. But we won't allow Johnson to dictate the terms. Labour are operating anxious of an election and only provide more dither and pointless delay.

The left-wing rebel told Parliament, as he was chided by former colleagues for his comments, that: "I think it's absolutely incredible [Labour] lecturing anybody else about observing the rule of law... the leader of the opposition, the shadow chancellor, who have spent their entire time in politics defending all sorts of extremists and in some cases terrorists and antisemites".

"We are ready for that election, we are ready to unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we've ever seen in this country and in this movement", he stated.

"We will put power in the hands of workers".

The PM had already kicked off his unofficial election campaign with a visit to Yorkshire on Thursday, during which he re-announced his police recruitment drive.

"In the next few weeks the establishment will come after us with all they've got, because they know we're not afraid to take them on".

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