Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Rule Out Supporting Second EU Referendum

Four countries will bring down the EU says Nigel Farage

Four countries will bring down the EU says Nigel Farage

Mr Corbyn however appeared to finally settle on whether his party would call on the British Government to stay in the single market, saying Britain can not remain a member of the single market because of its decision to leave the European Union.

In a speech to the Fabian Society's annual conference in London on Saturday, Streeting will say: "On the UK's future relationship with the European Union - the single biggest issue facing our country in a generation - we find ourselves in the awful position where it is the Labour party that now stands as the single biggest barrier to the UK's membership of the single market and customs union".

Speaking on Peston on Sunday, he continued: "The single market is dependent on membership of the European Union".

"Labour just can't be trusted to deliver on leaving the European Union".

The First minister accused Mr Corbyn of seeking to "mislead people" by persisting with "inaccurate" comments about the trading bloc.

She said that enough would be known about the terms of the UK's exit from the European Union by the autumn for her to make a recommendation to the Scottish Parliament on whether to hold a second referendum on independence. "What we've called for is a meaningful vote in Parliament and that is the one area that I think Parliament has asserted itself in the vote before Christmas".

On the BBC's Andrew Marr show, Ms Thornbery was asked about demands for a second nationwide vote.


But he insisted that Britain needed to make a "special relationship with the European Union" and could not simply carry on with existing arrangements.

While the result of the referendum means the United Kingdom must leave, she added that "we have to look after the economy which, in my view, means that we don't go very far".

"Every step of the way Labour are trying to frustrate the Brexit process rather than make a success of it".

The comments came after Labour MP Wes Streeting said the party was now the "single biggest barrier" to Britain remaining in the single market.

"I believe that there is a majority in the House of Commons for staying in the Single Market, if Labour gets its act together".

This is the goal of an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill being backed by the SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru and Greens which returns to the Commons this week.

The shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said permanent membership of a customs union with the EU27 could be a "viable" longterm option and should be kept on the table. Do we want a trading relationship that is tariff free? Yes.

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