Corbyn Goes on the Attack in Brexit Speech: U.K. Campaign Trail


(Bloomberg) --

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.

Catching Up:

U.K. Parliament Picks Speaker With Pledge to Heal Brexit Divide
Lib Dems expect to forge pro-Remain electoral pact in "tens of seats"
U.K. Spending Ambitions Are Modest by European Standards: Chart
Young Millennials in U.K. Are Paying More Tax for Fewer Benefits
Labour will consider banning private jets, Times reports

What the Markets Say:

The pound fell 0.5% on Monday
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