Boris Johnson exposes 'only reason' EU caved in to Brexit deal demands in viral rant

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged to negotiate a new Brexit deal with the EU and put it to a public vote within six months of taking office if he wins the election. While criticising the move at a Conservatives meeting, Boris Johnson revealed the “only reason” the EU granted his Brexit deal. The Prime Minister said: “The one reason they gave us that deal, by the way, was because at the back of their minds they were still worried that we would come out without a deal.

“And even though they could see what the Benn Act was doing to us, they could see how difficult it was.

“They weren’t quite sure whether the European Government was going to be sufficiently, you know, irrational as they saw it, as to come out with.. I think in the end we got a great deal.

“And Corbyn, to get back to my point, Corbyn would chuck that deal away.

“Go off and negotiate his own deal.”

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Brexit news: Boris Johnson revealed the “only reason” the EU granted his Brexit deal (Image: Twitter/@ManufacturingNI)

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Brexit news: Boris Johnson also said the EU could see what the Benn Act “was doing” to the UK (Image: Twitter/@ManufacturingNI)

Remain Labour announced that 51 Labour Parliamentary Candidates have signed an election pledge.

The letter says: “Nothing in politics is inevitable. Brexit can be stopped, but only through the Labour Party.

“Remain Labour is pleased to announce that 51 Labour Parliamentary Candidates have signed an election pledge which states: Labour is committed to a confirmatory referendum, to give you the final say on Brexit.

“If elected as your Labour MP, I pledge to campaign to Remain in the EU.”

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Brexit news: Boris Johnson also criticised Corbyn’s Brexit plan (Image: Twitter/@ManufacturingNI)

Mr Corbyn has pledged to negotiate a new Brexit deal with the EU and put it to a public vote within six months of taking office if he wins the election. The referendum would offer a choice between Labour’s renegotiated Brexit deal or Remain. Mr Corbyn refuses to say which way he would vote in the referendum he has pledged to hold.

Other senior Labour figures, including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer and Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry have all previously said they would back Remain.

The Remain Labour pledge comes after the Lib Dems, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party formed an election pact in which they agreed not to stand against each other in dozens of seats.

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Brexit news: the Prime Minister made the comments during a Conservatives meeting (Image: Twitter/@ManufacturingNI)

The deal, brokered by the Unite to Remain group, will give voters a single Remain choice in 60 constituencies across England and Wales. The group is confident that at least 44 of the 60 seats are “highly winnable”. Labour turned down an approached to take part.

Meanwhile, Brexit Party supporters could split the vote in Leave constituencies and end up shackling them with Remain MPs backing second referendum, a leading Brexit activist has warned.

Political journalist and Brexiteer Tom Harwood highlighted a poll carried out in Nottinghamshire’s Gedling constituency, where Labour’s Vernon Coaker has held the seat for 22 years. The poll showed Labour leading the poll despite being outnumbered by the combined total for the Tories and the Brexit Party.

Labour come first with 42 percent, while the Tories are on 37 percent. The Brexit Party sits 13 percent – a total which could help oust Labour if only they voted for the Tories. The constituency poll of 409 local residents was carried out by Survation on November 4,

Mr Harwood warned second-referendum supporter Mr Coaker would hold the seat unless all Leave voters backed the Tories. He tweeted: “Tory gain here thwarted by the Brexit Party. If that Brexit Party vote holds, this massively Leave voting seat will end up with a second referendum MP. Barmy.”


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