Corbyn: PM's 'sell out' Brexit deal risks race to bottom on rights

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said Boris Johnson's last minute Brexit deal with the EU is even worse than what Theresa May delivered.

Corbyn said the best way to sort Brexit is to give the public a final say in a second referendum.

Parliament will hold a special sitting this Saturday to decide whether to approve the bill, however all opposition parties have already signalled their disapproval.

Responding to the agreement of a Brexit Deal between the government and the EU, Jeremy Corbyn said:  “From what we know, it seems the Prime Minister has negotiated an even worse deal than Theresa May’s, which was overwhelmingly rejected.

“These proposals risk triggering a race to the bottom on rights and protections: putting food safety at risk, cutting environmental standards and workers’ rights, and opening up our NHS to a takeover by US private corporations.

“This sell out deal won’t bring the country together and should be rejected. The best way to get Brexit sorted is to give the people the final say in a public vote.”

The DUP, who the Tories rely on, have also said they cannot support the deal.

In a statement they said: "These proposals are not, in our view, to the economic well-being of Northern Ireland and they undermine the integrity of the union."

Without their support it is unlikely Johnson will be able to get his deal through the Commons.



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