A cliff-edge Brexit is at risk of becoming a reality under Prime Minister Theresa May, the leader of Britain’s main opposition party said on Wednesday, adding only Labour could win a good deal with the European Union.
“A cliff-edge Brexit is at risk of becoming a reality,” Jeremy Corbyn told hundreds of party members at the annual Labour conference in the southern English town of Brighton.
Corbyn is keen to press home his advantage over May, who is struggling to unite her party over Britain’s negotiations to leave the European Union and to keep her own position, under threat from some in the party who cannot forgive the loss of their parliamentary majority in a June election she called.
With Labour closing the gap in opinion polls to stand roughly level with the Conservatives, the party is within sight of winning an election – although the governing party has said it has no plans to call a vote anytime before 2022.
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