Meanwhile, Labour head Corbyn weighs in on PM May's Brexit plan
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
Getting equal time, Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says:
- The PM should report to Parliament on Brexit
- We should measure her proposals for the future relationship with the EU against Labours six tests
- We could be close to general election. Would prefer an election to a 2nd referendum on Brexit
- We are ready for a general election
- There are many conservative MPs who are angry with their government
- Nobody voted to lose their jobs in a Brexit vote
- Thinks we can reach agreement to solve border question
- We want stronger regulation on workers rights.
- Declines to say which way he would vote on a second referendum
The Labour Party's annual conference is scheduled to debate the idea of supporting a 2nd Brexit referendum. Corbyn said he would be bound by what the members decided, but would prefer a national election, and then lead a Labour negotiation.