September 28, 2021

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

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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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