A senior Labour source insisted the party were sticking to their six tests for a Brexit deal, but said Mr Corbyn was “reaching out to create political space” for the PM to agree a Brexit deal.
But the speech risked being overshadowed by Labour’s internal debate on Brexit, with the party sharply divided on whether to embrace the prospect of another Brexit referendum and whether that referendum should include the option to call the whole thing off.
However, if no general election can come to pass, Labour said “all options on the table” including a People’s Vote.
May’s plan would see Britain follow European Union rules on goods but not on services, and maintain freedom to strike its own trade deals with non-EU countries.
Labour’s stance will be to vote down the Chequers deal and oppose leaving with no agreement, he confirmed. Longstanding EU opponents like veteran MP Dennis Skinner were unimpressed.
“Jeremy and I were elected in 2015 to give the Labour party back to its members”, he said.
Britain’s opposition Labour party Brexit secretary Keir Starmer addresses delegates on the third day of the Labour party conference in Liverpool, north west England on September 25, 2018.
We believe a no-deal is not good for Britain; Theresa May’s motion is not good for Britain; a single market is the only Brexit that has a chance of delivering for working people. “I think a “people’s vote” could be the result of an impasse”.
Speaking to a packed hall at the Labour party conference in Liverpool, Jeremy Corbyn said: “As it stands, Labour will vote against the Chequers plan or whatever is left of it and oppose leaving the European Union with no deal”.
In November past year he refused to take part in a series of events held by British Prime Minister Theresa May to commemorate the centenary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, a short 67-word letter named after then British Foreign Minister Arthur James Balfour.
Airlines of Britain and the European Union (EU) would automatically lose the right to fly in each others’ territories under a no-deal Brexit, according to the latest batch of British government advice published on Monday.
Under the terms of the motion set to be voted on at the conference on Tuesday, if Labour can not force an early general election it will “support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote”.
Party members will be asked to agree that “if we can not get a general election, Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote”.
All he offers are failed ideas that didn’t work in the past and would leave working families paying the price with higher taxes, more debt and more waste – just like last time.
He had harsh words for May, his Conservative rival, who is struggling to unite her party behind her vision for Britain’s divorce from the EU.
But Ms Thornberry told an event hosted by The Times that if Labour took office in a snap election, “we need to extend Article 50 and essentially turn up in Europe and say “the grown-ups have turned up now”.
“But if you can’t negotiate that deal then you need to make way for a party that can”. They have also proposed bringing several industries, such as water, back under public ownership, as well as the railways.
But Mr Corbyn will say it is “essential” to change the system which has seen growing inequality, job insecurity and in-work poverty over the past decade.