Jeremy Corbyn gives clearest signal of his Brexit stance by joining local council election trail in Morecambe… while ‘a million’ march on London to demand People’s Vote
- The Labour leader canvassed with councillors in the Lancashire town
- Meanwhile an estimated million people showed their dissatisfaction with Brexit
- Corbyn was the target of many placards for his lack of leadership
Jeremy Corbyn has visited Morecambe as part of a local election campaign tour at the same time as one million people took to the streets for an anti-Brexit protest.
The Labour leader, who has been criticised for a lack of clarity on his Brexit stance, spoke at the Lancashire town ahead of local elections on May 2.
Meanwhile, the ‘Put it to the People’ march saw an estimated million protesters in the capital.
Jeremy Corbyn chose to visit Morecambe ahead of local elections on May 2 rather than attend the ‘People’s Vote’ march in London
The Labour leader canvassed with local councillors in the Lancashire town, distancing himself from the protests in London
Organisers of the march claim a million took to the streets of central London six days before the UK is due to leave the EU
Many protesters waved banners and placards that criticised Corbyn’s Brexit policy.
One group had a picture of the Labour leader with the caption ‘he’s not the messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’, in reference to Monty Python’s Life of Brian.
Speakers addressing the rally outside Parliament include Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Labour deputy leader Tom Watson.
Jeremy Corbyn has been criticised for not taking a firm stance on Brexit as the country nears its split from the EU
Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna took centre stage during the protest, wearing a shirt alongside Anna Soubry expressing their support for the march as they were surrounded by anti-Brexit campaigners
As well as campaigning against Brexit, this protester took the time out to express his dissatisfaction with the leaders of both of the UK’s main parties
Former Labour MP Chuka Umunna joined in on the march wearing a t-shirt demanding a People’s Vote.
Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a cross-party meeting earlier this week when he discovered Umunna, the spokesman for The Independent Group, was present.
Organisers of the march claim a million people turned up while the Metropolitan Police refused to comment on the numbers.
An anti-Brexit and pro-socialist banner was unfurled and hung from Westminster Bridge before today’s march in London started
Local elections will take place on May 2 but the UK could be leaving the EU as early as Friday
Banners saying ‘Labour for a socialist Europe’ and ‘Love socialism, hate Brexit’ were seen at the protest despite Jeremy Corbyn’s absence.
Another waved two placards saying ‘Corbyn and May betray the UK’ and ‘Working class against Brexit’.
At the same time, the Labour leader joined councillors knocking on doors in Morecambe and spoke at the town’s War Memorial Hall.