Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Brexit news: Jeremy Corbyn gleeful as supporters chant ‘Johnson out’ | UK | News

The Labour leader made the speech to his party in Brighton after bumping deputy leader Tom Watson from the spot. Mr Corbyn smirked as supporters chanted during his speech.

Speaking at the Labour conference, Mr Corbyn said: “The government will be held to account for what it has done. Boris Johnson has been found to have misled the country. This unelected Prime minister should now resign.”

His comments come as other Labour MPs have soared in the polls to takeover from Mr Corbyn as leader as his stance on Brexit has deeply divided Labour parliamentarians.

According to the latest Opinium poll of 2,004 adults between September 19 to 20, Mr Corbyn’s handling of the Brexit process has also won him significant disapproval from the public.

Latest polling data shows Mr Corbyn’s handling of the Brexit process has dropped to 63 percent.

A fortnight previously, on September 4 Mr Corbyn had a disapproval rating of 55 percent.

In an attempt to tackle the polarisation within the party over Brexit, the conference yesterday voted against a motion to back Remain in a future referendum, with Jeremy Corbyn advocating a neutral approach if he gets the chance to lead negotiations on a new deal.


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Mr Corbyn then promoted a second referendum which, if the party gets into power, would be held within six months.

A special conference would be held ahead of the referendum, where the party will decide on whether to support Remain or not.

However, many party members at the conference have strongly urged the Labour leader to back Remain – including shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry.

Another frontrunner in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn is Sir Keir Starmer, Labour’s shadow Brexit Secretary, who has also broke with Mr Corbyn’s agenda by publicly backing Remain.

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