September 28, 2021

I will be guided by my Labour Party on Brexit, says UK leader Corbyn


Britain’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives for an interview with the BBC during the Labour Party annual conference in Brighton, Britain September 22, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) – British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday he would be guided by his opposition party on how to campaign in a second Brexit referendum, pledging to offer voters a choice between staying in the European Union and a “credible” deal.

Asked whether the Labour Party would campaign to remain in the EU or to leave with a deal, Corbyn told the BBC he would stage a special conference or meeting to determine his party’s stance.

“I am leading the party, I am proud to lead the party, I am proud of the democracy of the party and of course I will go along with whatever decision the party comes to,” Corbyn said at Labour’s annual conference, where a row over Brexit threatened to overshadow the party’s attempts to present itself as a real alternative for power.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and William James; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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