BRIGHTON — Ben Asson drove 200 miles (320 kilometers) and slept in his car to deliver a message to Britain’s Labour Party and its left-wing leader, Jeremy Corbyn. The brewer from Wales stood outside the seaside conference center hosting the opposition party’s annual gathering with a hand-written sign: “Get real, JC. Stop riding the fence. Stand up for our EU rights.” “Brexit is the biggest question,” said Asson, who wants a new referendum on membership in the bloc. “Everything else is just moving around the deckchairs on the Titanic.” Some 48 percent of British voters backed staying in the European Union in last year’s referendum, and many of them hope Labour can soften or stop Brexit. Hundreds of demonstrators marched past the conference on Sunday, urging the party to back an “exit from Brexit.” But the party is hesitating over picking up the anti-Brexit mantle. Labour has yet to decide whether it wants the U.K. to be in the EU, semi-detached or fully outside the bloc. Pro-EU party members failed to get a vote on keeping Britain inside the EU single market onto the agenda at the four-day conference, which runs until Wednesday in the English seaside city of Brighton…. Read full this story
- Antisemitism in the Labour party was real and it must never be allowed to return
- Certain UK Conservatives Seek to 'Sabotage' Brexit Deal - Ex-SNP Official
- Shoppers will 'hardly notice' the 'very modest' impact on UK of prices caused by Brexit after Boris Johnson secured EU trade deal, Tesco boss says
- Boris Johnson to Hail Zero-Tariff, Zero-Quota Brexit Bill Allowing UK to be 'European and Sovereign'
- Boris Johnson stood up to EU bullies and did far more than ‘get Brexit done’ — he preserved British democracy
- UK Conservatives start race to replace Theresa May
- Labour Leader Starmer Faces Rebellion From Party Members Before Voting For 'Rotten' Brexit Deal
- Rise of the Rejoiners: Labour MP Admits Majority of Party Lawmakers ‘Desperate to Rejoin’ EU
- Most Labour MPs ‘desperate to re-join’ EU despite Sir Keir Starmer backing Brexit
- Boris Johnson insists he will stay on as Prime Minister after Brexit
Emboldened UK Labour Party divided over the B-word: Brexit have 342 words, post on www.philstar.com at September 26, 2017. This is cached page on CuBird. If you want remove this page, please contact us.