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Jeremy Corbyn has clashed with Theresa May over her Brexit plans – why not declare outright opposition to them as they do not represent the spirit in which British people voted to leave the EU? [Image: BBC.]

Normally This Site would not give any credibility to a newspaper story generated by unnamed sources. Such sources usually exist only in the mind of the reporter.

But there is definitely an question about Labour’s response to Theresa May’s Brexit plan. The responses to my recent survey on Jeremy Corbyn’s policies showed that his policy on the UK’s departure from the EU is out-of-step with the opinions of many people.

And now we know Theresa May’s plan, this is the perfect time for Mr Corbyn to change that policy, for a very simple reason:

The Conservative plan for Brexit will harm the people of the United Kingdom.

No responsible Opposition leader should support policies that harm the population.

Nobody can argue that the people voted for a plan that would harm them – because nobody ever chooses to hurt themselves for no very good reason. Right?

So – if he chooses to do so, Mr Corbyn can say that, while Labour accepts the will of the people to leave the European Union, it opposes the plan put forward by Theresa May and demands that she put forward a better one.

But will he do it?

Several members of Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet are considering refusing to vote for a bill triggering article 50, amid widespread concern among Labour MPs about the party’s response to Brexit.

With the government expected to table legislation giving it the power to start the formal divorce process with the EU as soon as next Wednesday, if, as expected, it loses the Supreme Court appeal, Labour MPs are in disarray about how to respond.

Four shadow cabinet ministers, including close Corbyn loyalists, and several more junior frontbenchers, have told the Guardian that they are agonising about whether to back the party line of what one called “waving through” article 50, in what could prove the first real test of new chief whip Nick Brown’s powers of persuasion.

Source: Shadow cabinet MPs ‘considering’ voting against article 50 | Politics | The Guardian

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