Jeremy Corbyn 'does not trust the public', says cabinet minister

Friday, September 6, 2019

Cabinet minister Alok Sharma has accused the Labour Party and its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, of not trusting the British public.

The International Development Secretary told talkRADIO’s Julia Hartley-Brewer that if Labour believed in preventing a no-deal Brexit, they should let voters decide in a general election.

“We will abide by the result. We’ve been going around in circles for three years now, we’ve already had two extensions they haven’t led to anything, another extension’s not going to deliver anything either,” he said.

“Talking to my constituents, people across the country they are fed up to the high teeth. They want Brexit done, they want us to move on and talk about all these other things that actually matter to them.”

Jeremy Corbyn said he was opposed to an election when Boris Johnson attempted to call for one on Wednesday.

However, Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said another motion for a general election has been scheduled for Monday, which would require the support of two-thirds of MPs.

Mr Sharma continued: “We want on Monday for all MPs to vote for a general election on October 15. Let the people decide.

“The Prime Minister has been very clear that he does not want to negotiate an extension, what he thinks the right thing to do after three years of dither is to put this back to the people."

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