In a move which will infuriate it’s core voters, the Labour party is on the brink of rejecting the governments Brexit withdrawal plans.
The news comes from a statement published by the party’s biggest backers, Unite.
Overheard in the Labour end of the tea room just now: “I’ve just heard a company is relocating production to my constituency from the EU because of Brexit – £60m investment, 115 jobs – won’t be tweeting about that obviously!” #despitebrexit
— Marcus Fysh MP (@MarcusFysh) 3 July 2018
The statement reads:
”It remains highly unlikely that the final EU-UK Brexit deal due to come to parliament in the autumn 2018 will satisfy the criteria that Unite and the wider labour movement, including the Labour front bench with its six tests which must be met, have set.
”At such a moment Unite will mobilise against the deal. Our priority will be to force an early general election which can lead to the election of a Labour government which would, among other things, reach a better deal with the European Union and improved relations with Europe all round. We are also open to the possibility of a popular vote being held on any deal, depending on political circumstances. Within these principles, the Executive Council has authority to respond as it thinks best to a fast-changing political situation. ”