Labour’s Position on Brexit

Theresa May is not the only one for whom Brexit means Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn has set out Labour’s position on the subject, saying: ‘I’ve made it very clear the Labour party accepts and respects the decision of the British people. We will not block Article 50.’ So that’s that then, with Tim Farron and Nicola Sturgeon lacking the firepower, albeit not the will, to derail the process. Labour’s position on the form of Brexit, however, has not yet been made clear, with John McDonnell favouring ‘a sensible British compromise’. Those who hope that Corbyn will hold May to account over Brexit may be disappointed, as the Labour leadership face the unenviable task of uniting the incompatible views of its polarised electorate.