The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn -- criticised for failing to take a clear position on Brexit -- on Wednesday said the only way out of the political crisis was to hold a general election or a second “public vote on any deal agreed by parliament”.
Labour has come under fire for sitting on the fence over Brexit and it remains unclear whether the party would back Leave or Remain in the next general election.
Speaking ahead of meetings with the Irish president and PM in Dublin, Corbyn said Labour would “work with anyone across party boundaries and do whatever is necessary to stop a disastrous ‘No Deal’ outcome.”
“But faced with the threat of ‘No Deal’ and a prime minister with no mandate, the only way out of the Brexit crisis ripping our country apart is now to go back to the people. Let the people decide the country’s future, either in a general election or through a public vote on any deal agreed by parliament.”
Some rival candidates vying to take over from outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May as premier and leader of the Conservative Party including frontrunner Boris Johnson have said Britain must be prepared to leave the EU without a deal if necessary.