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Jeremy Corbyn said Labour was prepared to work with other parties to stop a no-deal Brexit.  -  Guardian

Labour leader previews manifesto plans and says no deal would be gift to Trump

Jeremy Corbyn has put his party on a general election footing while renewing his pledge to block a no-deal Brexit in parliament this week.

In a wide-ranging speech that focused heavily on the party's manifesto pledges and support for the north of England, the Labour leader said his priority was to legislate to stop no deal by teaming up with other parties.

However, he raised speculation that he would back an election in any circumstances, even if Boris Johnson was to call one. In an off-camera remark to Sky News at the event in Salford, he said: "Of course, we are the opposition party, we want a general election."

Boris is running a FUD campaign. Blair likely is fearing a Labour victory and trying to ward it off with the 'elephant trap' scare tactic. Corbyn, meanwhile, is focusing on the distressed midlands communities and promising help. My question is: "What is the popular attitude in the midlands towards Trump?" Trump made a serious effort to identify himself with Boris at the G7.

The electorate has had three years to reconsider Brexit. The risks of Brexit are now much better understood. The Conservative Party is more divided than ever on Brexit. Will Trumboris be able to turn back the tide of Remain sentiment that has grown since 2016? Will the Conservative Party formally split into two parties, one for Brexit, the other for Remain? How likely is a larger under 40 voter turnout this time? It would be a pity to fail even to try to stop Brexit just because you fear you might fail.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 05:00:39 PM EST

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