Thursday 14 March 2019 / 6:43 PM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

We now have the opportunity to work together to find a solution – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, speaking in the House of Commons after tonight’s Brexit votes, said:

“After the last few days of government chaos and some defeats, all of us now have the opportunity and the responsibility to work together to find a solution to the crisis facing this country, where the government has so dramatically failed to do so.

“We have begun to hold meetings with members across the House to find a consensus and a compromise that meets the needs of our country.

“But the last few days have also put a responsibility on the Prime Minister. First, to publicly accept that both her deal and no deal are simply no longer viable options. Secondly, to bring forward the necessary legislation to amend the exit date of 29 March.

“Tonight I reiterate our conviction that a deal can be agreed based on our alternative plan that can command support across the House. And I also reiterate our support for a public vote not as political point-scoring but as a realistic option to break the deadlock.

“The whole purpose ought to be to protect communities that are stressed and worried. Those people are worried about the future of their jobs and industries. Our job is to try to meet the concerns of the people who sent us here in the first place.”