Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the UK’s Labour Party, will meet European leaders in Brussels on Thursday 21 February to discuss options for breaking the Brexit deadlock and to make clear that there is no majority for a no deal outcome.
The Labour leader will meet Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier to discuss the Brexit process, just hours after the prime minister meets with EU leaders. Jeremy will be accompanied by Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer, Shadow Attorney General Shami Chakrabarti, and Shadow Business Secretary Rebecca Long Bailey. They will make clear there is no majority for no deal in Parliament and discuss Labour’s proposals for finding a way through the Brexit deadlock.
Corbyn said: “The Conservative Government is running down the clock in an attempt to blackmail Parliament into accepting Theresa May’s bad deal over a chaotic no deal.
“We are saying loud and clear that there is no majority for no deal, and Labour will be working with politicians across the house to prevent a no deal outcome which would be so damaging to our economy and communities. Labour respects the result of the referendum, but we do not support the Prime Minister’s damaging approach which is focused more on appeasing factions of her party than finding a sensible solution that works for the whole country.
“With just 37 days until Brexit, Theresa May must accept that her historic defeats in Parliament and complete failure to reach a new deal mean her approach has failed. She should abandon her damaging red lines and finally work with Labour to reach a deal which works for our country.”