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Corbyn dodges Brexit question, says Scots poll can wait
Jeremy Corbyn: People of Scotland will see the benefits of Labour
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn again evaded stating whether he would support Britain leaving or remaining in the EU and said there would be no Scottish independence referendum in the “early years” of a Labour government.
Mr Corbyn, speaking on television, said he would seek negotiations in Brussels on a new EU deal immediately after taking office that would be put to the British public in a new referendum.
“We will negotiate within three months a credible option of Leave and put that alongside Remain in a referendum,” he said. that Labour would seek a “close” relationship with Europe that will include a customs union – protecting the Good Friday agreement in Ireland – and workers’ rights.
“Jeremy Corbyn can say this: that we have to have a close trading relationship with Europe, we won’t crash out into the arms of Donald Trump, we won’t be doing sweetheart trade deals with the USA and we won’t be wrecking our National Health Service in the process.”
“I do think we’ve got to settle this and we’ve got to do this by agreeing a relationship with Europe either in or out.”