Jeremy Corbyn: Labour won’t back EU exit
16 September 2015
From the section UK Politics
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has told the BBC that he will not campaign for Britain to leave the European Union.
Mr Corbyn said that while policy was “developing” he could not foresee a situation where Labour would campaign for a “Brexit” under his leadership.
He has come under growing pressure from Labour MPs to clarify his position.
Mr Corbyn also said it was “very strange” his decision not to sing the national anthem at a Battle of Britain service had attracted so much interest.
The Labour leader, whose decision to stay silent during the playing of the national anthem at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday has attracted widespread criticism, said he had “respected the sacrifice” of those who had fought and died.
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In a wide-ranging interview with the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, he said the final decision on policy would be his.
Asked about potential disagreements within his shadow cabinet, many of whose members did not back his leadership bid, he said there would be discussions ahead and urged colleagues to respect his mandate.
Earlier on Wednesday, Mr Corbyn took part in his first prime minister’s questions, using the occasion to put questions from members of the public to PM David Cameron – an approach which he said meant “people’s voices would be heard”.
Source:: BBC UK