What does Jeremy Corbyn really think about Brexit? | News

In 1975, Jeremy Corbyn, then a local Labour councillor, voted no in the European Communities membership referendum. In the 2016 referendum, he came out in favour of remaining in the EU, but was criticised by some for what was seen as a lacklustre campaign.

Now Brexit is threatening to split his party, and many of his MPs and party members feel frustrated by his lack of clarity over the party’s position on Europe. The Guardian’s political editor, Heather Stewart, talks to Anushka Asthana about Corbyn’s changing relationship with the EU, while Steve Howell, a former Corbyn adviser and author of Game Changer: Eight Weeks That Transformed British Politics, discusses how Corbyn arrived at his remain and reform position. Plus Alena Ivanova, a Momentum activist, argues that Corbyn’s only option is to listen to party members who want a second referendum.

And: In the year since the mass-shooting in Parkland, Florida, the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have been steadily working to build a political movement. Lois Beckett has been following them.

Jeremy Corbyn visit to Worcester<br>Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn during a visit to a housing and benefit advice centre in Worcester to discuss low-paid working, employment insecurity and in-work poverty. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday February 7, 2019. The Labour leader will promise a pay rise to the lowest-paid workers under Labour and highlight rising levels of insecurity and in-work poverty. See PA story POLITICS Labour. Photo credit should read: Aaron Chown/PA Wire



Photograph: Aaron Chown/PA

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