Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refuses to rule out a second Brexit referendum

Current Prime Minister Theresa May, hoping to convert the Tories' poll lead into a bigger Commons majority, said that she will extend her influence in Brexit negotiations and engender the "strong and stable leadership" the country requires.

It came as Mr Corbyn promised to "prove the Establishment experts wrong" and win the election, despite a fresh Times/YouGov opinion poll putting Labour 24 points behind the Tories.

"We will not let the elite extract wealth from the pockets of ordinary working people any longer". "He was vilified, vilified beyond belief, when he was elected as the first ever Labour MP", Corbyn said.

However, Jeremy Corbyn's head of strategic communications, James Schneider, told RT: "On background, it's completely untrue".

'Theresa May has given us an opportunity (by calling the snap General Eection) ... but to use that opportunity we need to cooperate as parties of opposition who don't want that Tory future'.

Corby, on Thursday also said that Labour was the only party that would "focus on the kind of country we want to have after Brexit" - dismissing May's election campaign as an "ego trip about her own failing leadership", reports the BBC.

"Our position hasn't changed and we have laid out our six tests for any Brexit deal", she said.

Dawn Butler, who introduced the Labour leader when he made an anti-Establishment-themed speech today, doubled down on the party's rhetoric when featuring on Radio 4's PM programme.

The intention is to tie the hands of europhile Conservative MPs who might challenge her in the months ahead, the tabloid said.

But Mr Corbyn has now ruled out a second vote.

But he appeared to dodge the question, replying: "The European Union negotiations are going on and we set out our (red) lines on the negotiation".

"Instead of the country's wealth being hidden in tax havens, we will put it in the hand of the people".

The party's policies, including those on Brexit, will be laid out in further detail in Labour's manifesto in the coming weeks.

Mr Corbyn said the likes of business tycoons Sir Philip Green and Mike Ashley were monopolising money that should be shared by everyone.

"It is wealth that should belong to the majority and not the tiny minority".

If I were Southern Rail or Philip Green [chairman of Arcadia Group], I'd be anxious about a Labour government'.

The Scottish First Minister spoke out after Mr Corbyn ruled out forming a post-election coalition with the SNP to force the Conservatives out of power.

"They say I don't play by the rules - their rules".

This is further ahead of Labour than at any point in nearly a decade, and during Mr Corbyn's leadership.

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