Thursday 23 May 2019 / 12:01 AM EU / Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn speaking ahead of EU elections

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking ahead of the EU elections today, said:

“Today, the country has an opportunity to have a say on what kind of country we want Britain to be.

“A vote for Labour is a vote for a tolerant and fairer country, and an end to the division and austerity which has devastated our communities for a decade.

“The threat from the far-right is real. They serve only to sow division and offer no solutions. A vote for Labour today will challenge the far-right in Britain and across Europe.

“A vote for Labour is a vote to bring our divided country together, whether you supported Remain or Leave. We are the only party working for a sensible solution to break the Brexit deadlock and protect jobs, rights and living standards.

“We will continue to oppose the Tories’ bad deal or a disastrous No Deal. If we can’t get an agreement along the lines of our alternative plan, we will take it back to the people whether it’s through a public vote or general election.

“A vote for Labour is a vote for the only party that stands for the real change our country desperately needs, to benefit all communities, not just a privileged few.”