Farage: Corbyn “Shamefully Dishonest” With The Electorate
Nigel Farage blasted Jeremy Corbyn yesterday, saying the Labour leader and the wider Labour Party are being “shamefully dishonest” with the electorate.
Mr Farage said Mr Corbyn had not been forthcoming with Leave voters at the June election, claiming that his position has now moved towards accepting the single market. In addition, it seems that Labour wishes to maintain membership of the customs union and free movement of people, albeit rebranded as ‘easy’ movement.
He said that Mr Crobyn is a “hostage” to the overwhelmingly Blairite and Remain backing Parliamentary Labour Party:
Labour is now a Remain Party. Corbyn played a game at the election – he appealed to Leave voters in the Midlands and up North, saying ‘Trust Labour, we will end freedom of movement’ – while he went down South and said ‘Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, I don’t want that, I want to protect the single market and champion Europe’.”
Whatever Corbyn may have voted in the past – and he has been a eurosceptic – Labour are now a Remain-led party.
I think that Corbyn is a complete hostage to his own parliamentary party on this issue. I think they have moved quite strongly to a Remain position.
They will oppose the government all the way through this process, they will have the support of those Tory rebels.