The British Labor Party is not continuing with the conservative government in April to negotiate an agreement on the conditions for the abolition of the British EU membership (Brexit), said Jeremy Corbyn, Labor Manager in a Friday letter to Prime Minister Theresa May.
In a letter sent by the Labor Party on Friday, Corbyn states that, until the conservative government reaches its ultimate limit, the conservative government is becoming increasingly destabilized.
In this context, the leader of the Labor Party recalls that Thersa May agreed to outline his own departure schedule in the short term, and “government members are already competing for succession”.
According to Corbyn, in this environment it is not possible to trust that any agreement can be reached.
The 585-page exit agreement with the EU in November has been rejected three times by the London House of Commons.
As a result, Theresa May announced at the beginning of last month that, in order to unblock the Brexit process, it was ready to work with Corbyn to come up with a compromise plan that would allow Britain to leave the European Union in an orderly manner.
Delegations from the government and the largest British opposition have held many rounds of talks, several times on May and Corbyn personally, but they did not reach an agreement.
In a Friday letter to Theresa May, the leader of the largest opposition party explains that the government’s unstable situation and the erosion of its ability to act has eroded the confidence that any compromise agreement could be reached.
Jeremy Corbyn complains to the Prime Minister that members of the Cabinet often made contradictory statements in front of the public for proposals put forward by the government delegation.
According to Corbyn, this was also the case, for example, with the EU in the context of the customs union relations to be established after Brexit: in recent days, several cabinet members have rejected any form of such a relationship, regardless of the suggestions made by the government’s delegation.
According to the leader of the Labor Party, the negotiations with the government were detailed and constructive, both sides negotiated in good faith, and there could have been some compromise on some issues, but there are still major policy disagreements that have proved impossible to overcome.
Sir Keir Starmer, Brexit ministerial candidate for Labor shadow government, head of the labor consortium has already made it clear at the beginning of the conservative government negotiations that the Labor Party is only willing to accept a referendum on Brexit’s conditionality.
The Labor Party also considers it essential to establish a permanent customs union relationship with the EU for the post-Brexit period.
The government has so far rejected both options rigidly.
At the same time, however, Theresa May announced that she would submit to the Lower House the draft law to enact the Brexit Agreement in the week beginning on 3 June.
This is not the same proposal for a decision of principle to approve the Brexit Agreement, which the House has rejected three times so far. The draft to be presented in June will be a legislative proposal with a comprehensive timetable for legalization of exit, although the details of the draft are not yet known.
However, there is practically a consensus that if the Lower House does not accept the Brexit Bill, Theresa May will leave the Conservative Party and the government, and in this case, the successor selection process will start in the summer.
May met on Thursday with the leadership and membership of the most influential executive body of the Conservative Party lower house faction, the 1922 Committee, to discuss the likely circumstances of his departure.
Following the meeting, Sir Graham Brady, head of the 1922 Committee, said that it had been agreed that Theresa May and he would meet again, as the Lower House voted on the draft law for the Brexit agreement at the beginning of June, and that the new presidential schedule for the Conservative Party would be finalized at that meeting.