Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised by remain supporters throughout Westminster after he stressed that Brexit would go ahead even if Labour won a snap general election in the new year.
In an interview with the Guardian on Friday, Corbyn said the party would campaign for Brexit if there was a second referendum on the UK’s membership of the bloc, but that he would seek a refashioned exit deal with the European Union.
He also renewed his criticism of the EU’s economic policies on state aid, which he said blocked investment and would undermine attempts to regenerate the British economy and develop industry.
Labour’s former shadow business minister Chuka Umunna said the interview was “deeply depressing and disappointing”. [Continue reading…]