Labour Party Could Block Brexit by Voting Against Article 50, says Jeremy Corbyn
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has stated that the Labour will block the UK’s exit from the European Union if the Government is unable to guarantee access to the single market.
The opposition will join forces with Tory Remain supporters and other parties to prevent Article 50 from being triggered if this trade access is not assured, the Labour leader told the Sunday Mirror.
Corbyn warned Theresa May would be forced into an early general election if she fails to meet Labour’s “Brexit bottom line”.
The Government had appealed for a high court ruling that Ms May must seek MPs’ approval to trigger Article 50.
A union of ant-Brexit campaigners took the case against the government. Their lawyers argued in court that as per constitution only parliament can take away rights of British citizens, and some rights would be lost upon losing EU citizenship.
Mr Corbyn said: “The court has thrown a big spanner in the works” by saying Parliament must be consulted.
“We accept the result of the referendum. We are not challenging the referendum. We are not calling for a second referendum. We’re calling for market access for British industry to Europe.”