British Labor Party holds its annual conference at the height of the crisis over Brexit

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — The deep-seated British Labor Party begins a tough conference on Sunday with its leader Jeremy Corbyn, who is under pressure from senior party figures to adopt a position in favor of the UK staying in the European Union as Brexit approaches.

Britain’s biggest opposition party will discuss issues on the left until Wednesday, such as a four-day working week without pay changes, abolishing private schools and balancing carbon emissions by 2030, to outline their campaign in legislative elections.

But the big issue remains Brexit, on which the party’s 1,200 delegates will vote on Monday.

The Labor Party’s position is unclear between conservative British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who wants Brexit to be completed at all costs on October 31, and the centrist Liberal Democratic Party, which simply wants to remain in the EU without a new referendum.

In an article published this week in The Guardian, Jeremy Corbin argues that if Labor takes office, a referendum will be held to choose between a “credible offer” to exit the European Union, with an agreement providing for a “new customs union” and guarantees on the Guardian’s social rights and environment. , On the other hand “stay” in the Union.

Corbin, who has led the party since 2015, said only: “The British people will make the final decision.”

Corbin, 70, a skeptic about the viability of European unity and a more left-wing stance than his predecessors, was a strong advocate of staying in the union during the June 2016 referendum, in which 52 percent of voters voted to leave the EU.

Leaders in the party, led by its vice president Tom Watson, are making efforts for workers to take a pro-stay stance in the European Union.

Watson recently called on the Labor Party to “unequivocally support” staying in the European Union in a new referendum calling for it to be held before the general election, which is likely due to the political crisis in the United Kingdom over Brexit.

The conference is being held as the percentage of those who trust his leader has fallen to the lowest level recorded by an opposition leader in the United Kingdom, according to an Ipsos poll released Friday. 76 percent of those surveyed said they were not satisfied with its performance.

Labor voters, one in two, trust Jeremy Corbin to make decisions about Brexit, according to a YouGov poll published in early September.


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