Monday 10 December 2018 / 12:33 PM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn responds to reports that Theresa May has pulled the meaningful vote

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to reports that Theresa May has pulled the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal, said:

“The Government has decided Theresa May’s Brexit deal is so disastrous that it has taken the desperate step of delaying its own vote at the eleventh hour.

“We have known for at least two weeks that Theresa May’s worst of all worlds deal was going to be rejected by Parliament because it is damaging for Britain. Instead, she ploughed ahead when she should have gone back to Brussels to renegotiate or called an election so the public could elect a new government that could do so.

“We don’t have a functioning government. While Theresa May continues to botch Brexit, our public services are at breaking point and our communities suffer from dire under-investment.

“Labour’s alternative plan for a jobs first deal must take centre stage in any future talks with Brussels.”