Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Pary, has said that Brexit would go ahead if Labour would win a snap election in the New Year.
Corbyn has insisted that he would try and secure a better deal with Brussels should the Labour Party take power. However, he refused to rule out a second Brexit referendum.
During an interview with the Guardian, Corbyn stated: “My proposal at this moment is that we go forward, trying to get a customs union with the EU, in which we would be able to be proper trading partners.”
Corbyn said that it would be “a matter for the party to decide” regarding the stance of Labour on a second Brexit referendum. He also criticised the European Union on its rules on competition and state aid.
He continued: “I think the state aid rules do need to be looked at again, because quite clearly, if you want to regenerate an economy, as we would want to do in government, then I don’t want to be told by somebody else that we can’t use state aid in order to be able to develop industry in this country.”
Corbyn also denies the allegations that he said that Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, is a “stupid woman” at Prime Minister’s Questions that were held earlier this week during a heated debate. He maintained that he said “stupid people.”
As a response to the criticism from Tory MPs over the alleged remark, Corbyn stated: “It’s interesting their sudden concern about these matters. Where is their concern about the homeless people of this country?”
The MPs is set to debate over the Brexit deal of Theresa May when the Parliament returns after the Christmas break before a vote on the deal takes place the week commencing the 14th of January.