Cross-party Brexit talks could break down because Tory MPs want to ‘do a deal’ with Donald Trump, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
The Labour leader also accused the government of wasting ‘a lot of time…dithering’ over Brexit. Corbyn said: ‘The Government doesn’t appear to be shifting the red lines because they’ve got a big pressure in the Tory party that actually wants to turn this country into a deregulated low-tax society which will do a deal with Trump’.
The Labour leader says his party has been putting its case for a customs union “very robustly” during the talks over the past week but “there is no agreement yet”.
Meanwhile in a warning to the country,Britain has been told that it will not get a further Brexit extension by Germany’s foreign minister.
The EU granted Britain a delay until Halloween but Heiko Maas said that no extra time would be given. In an interview with the FT, Maas said: ‘They will have to decide what they want by October. You cannot drag out Brexit for a decade’.