- Jeremy Corbyn has stated that no major deal has been offered by Theresa May
- Labour will not accept a bad or no deal Brexit
- Corbyn says a public vote will be held if no deal is reached
Recently, it was reported that Theresa May was criticized over a joke about football, comparing herself to Liverpool FC and describing her chances of winning the UK a victory with the European Union. This came following reports of her holding talks with Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to secure some compromise from both sides to pass a Brexit deal ahead of the October deadline.
It was described that talks between both sides had been robust but no major deal had been made yet and this has been reiterated by Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, who stated in a May 10, 2019 report that there has been no major deal offered by Theresa May.
A Time of Compromise
When Brexit talks began and negotiations took hold, both sides seemed to be particularly adamant about things being done their way and certain aspects of an exit deal remaining intact. However, the repeated rejections of various deals by parliament showed that if a deal was to be passed at all, compromise would have to be reached between both sides.
However, a compromise was looked at a bit late as the repeated rejections led to the EU having to give the UK an extension on the Brexit deadline and even then, a deal has not yet been passed. Talks have been led between both sides have been encouraging but so far, have not led to a concrete deal.
“So far in those talks there’s been no big offer and the red lines are still in place,” Corbyn said. “Its actually quite difficult negotiating with a disintegrating government, with cabinet ministers jockeying for succession rather than working for an agreement.”
He also stated that it is in the best interests of the country to get the deal sorted one way or another. However, he’s noted that his party would not accept a bad deal or no deal Brexit. If they are unable to get a sensible deal along the lines of an alternative plan or general election, he says, Labour will back the option of a public vote on the matter, which could bring Bbrexit legislations back to step one, even after all the drama that has surrounded it within the last few years.
In the meantime, talks continue to hold between both sides and it is hoped that a deal will be brought forward by the Prime Minister in the next few weeks and should Labour accept and it passes in parliament, the UK could finally to be on its way to leaving the EU which is an action that has been in motion since the controversial 2016 vote.