Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, has made a keynote speech on Brexit today on a visit to Wakefield. He repeated his preference not to have a second referendum, but instead said that there should be a General Election to deal with problems in society, which he said was “more divided than ever”.
In the speech he said that there was a choice between the two parties:
“The truth is, the real divide in our country is not between those who voted to Remain in the EU and those who voted to Leave. It is between the many – who do the work, who create the wealth and pay their taxes, and the few – who set the rules, who reap the rewards and so often dodge taxes”.
Rejecting calls for a second vote, he said:
“The alternative plan that Labour has set out for a sensible Brexit deal that could win broad support is designed to enable us to fulfil those ambitions while respecting the democratic result of the referendum”.