Corbyn Goes on the Attack in Brexit Speech: U.K. Campaign Trail
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn came close to snatching the 2017 election from the Conservatives by changing the conversation from Brexit to austerity. His stance on the country’s divorce from the European Union has often appeared deliberately ambiguous. On Tuesday, he will attack Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy head-on after an open letter from the prime minister accused Labour of offering more uncertainty and delay.
Coming Up (local London Time):
- Cabinet minister Michael Gove, Labour’s Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer, new speaker Lindsay Hoyle on BBC’s Today program
- 10 a.m. Liberal Democrats launch campaign
- 10:50 a.m. Corbyn’s Brexit speech
What the Polls Say:
The BBC poll tracker shows the Conservatives on an upward trajectory, and some signs of recovery for Labour. The Brexit Party is seen losing support.
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What the Markets Say:
The pound fell 0.5% on Monday
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