‘Jeremy Corbyn is under pressure from Labour’s sister party in Germany to oppose the Conservatives in a vote to trigger Britain’s departure from the EU.
‘He had made a “big mistake” by abandoning the 48 per cent of voters who wanted to stay in the EU, said Axel Schäfer, head of the Brexit task force for the Social Democratic Party (SPD)…
The German politician urged Labour to think strategically about the next decade rather than worrying about losing seats at the next election for opposing Brexit. “Labour should vote against Article 50 to make clear they were in the campaign for Remain, because otherwise they are also responsible for the worst outcome of the negotiations,” Mr Schäfer said.’
Source: The Times (£)
14 November 2016