Jeremy Corbyn Accused Theresa May Of Being ‘Held Hostage’ By Extremists
Corbyn said: we have a Prime Minister being held hostage by the extremes in Cabinet who are willing to sacrifice parts of British business and industry, willing to risk a hard border in Northern Ireland.

Labour Leader has slammed Theresa May for being “held hostage” by Tory extremists who want her to take Britain out of the European Union without a plan.

In a major speech at Mansion House in London last week, the Prime Minister said the country can’t have everything it wants and access to EU markets will be less.

Speaking at the House of Commons on Monday, Jeremy Corbyn claimed Mrs May has “barely papered over the cracks” in her party as the PM reiterated her plea to “get on with” Brexit.

The leader warned there has been “20 wasted months” since the referendum which has seen Britain’s divorce from the EU plagued by “debilitating infighting”.

Mr Corbyn said Mrs May had admitted her Brexit plan will reduce UK access to European markets and “leave people worse off”

The PM told MPs she and Brussels can now “resolve our remaining differences in the days ahead”.

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Mr Corbyn replied: “Twenty months have passed since the referendum. ”

“Twenty wasted months in which the arrogance of some of the cabinet – who said it would be the easiest deal in human history – has turned into debilitating infighting.”

“The Prime Minister’s speech promised to unite the nation, yet it barely papered over the cracks in her own party,” the leader added.

Then, he criticised the PM for saying Britain could make a “binding commitment” to “remain in step” with EU rules on competition and state aid.

Mr Corbyn said the government’s reckless strategy is putting British jobs and manufacturing industries at risk.

He went on, saying that Mrs May’s only clear priority seemed to be to tie the UK permanently to EU rules which “have been used to enforce privatisation and block support for the industry.”

“We have a Prime Minister being held hostage by the extremes in [her] Cabinet who are willing to sacrifice parts of British business and industry, willing to risk a hard border in Northern Ireland. “

“[All] in order to carry on with their ideological crusade to shrink the state, slash investment and bring about an economic race to the bottom.” Mr Corbyn added.

He also said Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had made “ridiculous remarks” and said EU employment law was “back-breaking”.

“There clearly is a political constituency that supports a race to the bottom on workplace rights. It’s called the Cabinet.”

Then he added: “The Conservative government’s reckless austerity is damaging our country. And the increasing sense of drift over Brexit risks increasing that damage. ”

“Now the Prime Minister admits her Brexit plan will reduce our access to European markets and leave people worse off.”

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