SALFORD (ENGLAND), 2 Sep. (Reuters / EP) –
The leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has advocated the convening of early elections in the United Kingdom and “giving the population the opportunity to regain control,” shortly after former Prime Minister Tony Blair urged Labor to not fall into a “trap” that could favor the Conservative Party.
“We must get together to stop an exit without agreement. This week could be the last chance,” Corbyn said in a speech in Salford, in the north of England. “Next, we need general elections,” explained the Labor leader.
In those elections, he added, “Labor will give the population the opportunity to regain control and have the last word in a consultation with credible options of all kinds and that includes the option to remain” in the European Union.
Corbyn has assured that, if the only option for Brexit goes through an exit from the agreement, the Labor Party would be in favor of permanence. In case of a possible renegotiation of this pact, it would be up to the internal “democratic processes” to determine the position of the main opposition formation.