Jeremy Corbyn tries to extend Brexit transition

Jeremy Corbyn now tries to fight Brexit Credit: Jeremy Corbyn flickr

AS various Labour MPs confirm their wish to become the next Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn continues in a now caretaker role but is trying to influence the Brexit situation.

He has tabled an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would extend the transition period until 2023 if there is no agreement on what shape the future UK-EU relationship should take.

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In addition, he is also is looking to reinstate the rights of unaccompanied child refugees to be reunited with their families after Brexit.

The actual bill is due to be passed through Parliament in three days and as the British Government has a working majority of 80 and the first reading passed with a 124 majority, it seems unlikely that any amendment will be voted through.

Once this piece of legislation is approved and passes through the Lords as well, Prime Minister Boris Johnson will then be in a position to enter into serious negotiations with the EU.


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