Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party will not “frustrate” the process for invoking Article 50.
But he said his party would seek to amend the legislation the government has been forced to produce in order to prevent Theresa May allowing the UK to become a “bargain basement tax haven”.
Labour respects the result of the referendum and the will of the British people and will not frustrate the process for invoking Article 50. However, Labour will seek to amend the Article 50 Bill to prevent the Conservatives using Brexit to turn Britain into a bargain basement tax haven off the coast of Europe. Labour will seek to build in the principles of full, tariff-free access to the single market and maintenance of workers’ rights and social and environmental protections. Labour is demanding a plan from the government to ensure it is accountable to Parliament throughout the negotiations and a meaningful vote to ensure the final deal is given parliamentary approval.”