The Labour Party in the United Kingdom has given a nod to leader Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit strategy. In a conference in Brighton, the opposition leader has managed to get the support of his party for his plan of a second referendum should they be able to win the elections.
The United Kingdom has been embroiled into chaos with regards to its policies with regards to how to deal with Brexit. Theresa May, who had succeeded David Cameron as the Prime Minister had failed to get any support for her deal with the European Union. The deal was rejected thrice in the UK Parliament. Following which she had resigned and paved way for Boris Johnson to become the Prime Minister.
The current government is under a lot of scrutinies after the suspension of the parliament and its failed attempts to get a majority for a snap election. Johnson, who currently is in the United States for the United Nations will bee looking closely at this new development.
The Labour Party in a vote of confidence has backed their leader Jeremy Corbyn’s stance on Brexit. According to a report in Reuters, the decision to hold the general elections first will be able to get them into power, in a position to negotiate with the European Union, and then hold a special conference before the referendum to decide to campaign either for remain or leave.
Corbyn had been criticized by many members of his own party over his failure to devise a strategy regarding Brexit. The Labour Party is the major opposition party in the UK Parliament. With the rift increasing in the party this will be a chance for Corbyn to re-evaluate his possible options in case an election has been called.
Corbyn, a eurosceptic is a leader of the labour party which is largely a europhile party. The leader has somehow managed to keep his stance in check when bashing the government over its failure to provide a reasonable solution in the past three years.
The Brexit Referendum had been held in 2016, a vote in which the leave campaign had managed to win. Since then the quagmire has left many stumped regarding a possible solution.
The Labour Party has been divided since the referendum, causing many to be worried about the leadership of the party under Corbyn. Yet, this vote will weigh the scales in favour of Jeremy Corbyn who has been trying to protect his leadership and unite the party.
(Inputs from Agencies)