UK opposition leader Corbyn slams Brexit deal

World | 17 Oct 2019 6:58 pm

U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the Brexit deal brokered between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union as “even worse” than the settlement reached by Johnson’s predecessor that was repeatedly rejected by British lawmakers.

Corbyn says in a statement that: “From what we know, it seems the Prime Minister has negotiated an even worse deal than Theresa May’s, which was overwhelmingly rejected.”

He says the “sell out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.”

With Johnson’s Northern Irish allies the Democratic Unionist Party currently rejecting the deal, the prime minister will likely need support of some pro-Brexit Labour lawmakers to get the deal through Parliament.-AP

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