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No-deal Brexit will put UK ‘at the mercy of Trump’ Corbyn warns

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
27th Aug 19 10:43 am

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has warned a no-deal Brexit will place the country “at the mercy of Donald Trump” and leaving the EU with no agreement is a “Trump-deal Brexit.”

Corbyn accused the prime minster of “cosying up to Trump” at the G7 summit, Boris Johnson said over the weekend he was “marginally” optimistic over securing a deal. However, he added that the EU leaders need to shift ground.

Corbyn wrote on Tuesday in the Independent newspaper, “The Tories are going out with their begging bowl to billionaire hedge funders to raise cash for an autumn general election.

“The chaos and uncertainty caused by a no-deal Brexit is a potential goldmine for speculators betting against the pound.”

The leader warned a no-deal Brexit “won’t return sovereignty, it will put us at the mercy of Trump and the big US corporations dying to get their teeth into our NHS, sound the death knell for our steel industry and strip back our food standards and animal welfare protections.”

He has insisted that Labour will do “everything necessary” to block a no-deal as he is to meet senior MPs to challenge Johnson over the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

Ahead of discussion with MPs who are opposed to leaving the EU without a deal, Corbyn warned that the UK is heading for a crisis under Johnson.

He wrote, “The battle to stop no-deal Brexit isn’t a struggle between those who want to leave the EU and those who want continued membership.

“It’s a battle of the many against the few who are hijacking the referendum result to shift even more power and wealth towards those at the top.

“That’s why the Labour Party will do everything necessary to stop a no-deal bankers’ Brexit.”

He added, “In that election, Labour will offer a referendum, with a credible leave option as well as the option to remain.

“But we won’t rule out other options that could stop this no-deal disaster in its tracks. I’ll discuss all these options with the leaders of other opposition parties.

“I hope we can come to a good working arrangement and bring on board others across Parliament who see the danger of a no-deal crash-out.”

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