Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave an interview to Sky News on Friday evening on the topic of Brexit, Theresa May’s deal, the Northern Irish border with Ireland and the UK’s ongoing relationship with the EU.
His comments were perfectly pitched, not only to clearly convey Corbyn’s genuine commitment to achieving the best for leavers and remainers alike but also to make clear Labour’s commitment to an agreement with the EU that removes the need for May’s so-called ‘backstop’ that would make Britain a ‘third country‘ and Northern Ireland separate in a special status:
The sense of Corbyn’s position and the way in which he expressed it were enough to make a significant impression on the DUP’s policy director, who tweeted:
With Theresa May facing defeat on her dismal Brexit deal next week and still unsure how the DUP will react afterward, Reynolds’ taunt aimed at her deal and her MPs who are supporting it will make grim reading for the lame-duck Prime Minister.
Especially when the party’s parliamentary leader Nigel Dodds [video] echoed his colleague’s sentiments toward Corbyn’s view of Brexit this week and told the same channel that the DUP is positive about a Corbyn government.
Yet deeper worries for May – and a tribute to Corbyn’s intelligent politics and statesmanship.
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