Monday 7 October 2019 / 10:15 AM Brexit / Jeremy Corbyn

Opposition party meeting will scrutinise government’s Trump Deal Brexit proposal – Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour Party will host a meeting of opposition party leaders today. This will be the first cross party meeting since the government published limited details of its Brexit proposal.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn MP, said:

“Labour is continuing to lead cross party efforts to prevent a damaging No Deal. Today’s meeting will give us the chance to scrutinise the government’s proposals together.

“It’s already clear that Johnson’s proposal would slash food safety and standards, exposing us to – among other things – chlorine-washed chicken and hormone-treated beef, currently banned under EU standards.

“That’s what a Trump Deal Brexit would mean in practice.

“And on environmental protections, Johnson’s proposals would mean the UK ditching the highest standards on things like air pollution or chemical safety. So the Tories are proposing weakening our existing environmental standards at exactly the point where urgent action is needed to tackle the climate emergency.

“The cross party meeting will decide what next steps we can take together to hold the government to account, and to ensure the Prime Minister adheres to the law in seeking an extension if no deal is reached by 19 October.”