Labour Leave boss says Theresa May is 'sensible' to seek cross-party support on Brexit

Brexit: 'To carry the whole country with us, this can’t be the Brexit of one political party', says Labour Leave

Theresa May is to ask Jeremy Corbyn for support

Monday, July 10, 2017

The head of the pro-Brexit Labour campaign group has backed Theresa May's call for cross-party unity on Brexit, saying this is an issue for the whole country rather than one party.

Theresa May is to ask Jeremy Corbyn for his support of Brexit on Tuesday (July 11) as it is reported that she wants opposition parties to "contribute, not just criticise."

General secretary of Labour Leave Brendan Chilton told Paul Ross: "I think Theresa May’s offer to work with other parties is sensible.

"If we’re going to carry the whole country with us, this can’t be the Brexit of one political party."

But he thinks the Labour Party couldn't prop up a Tory minority government due "the sheer differences between the Conservative policies and the Labour Party policies."

The Labour councillor added: "In the general election the Labour Party made it clear that it accepted the outcome of the referendum.

"I don’t think there was a ploy [by the Labour Party in the election campaign], I think Jeremy Corbyn is genuinely a Brexiteer."

Listen to the full interview above

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