'We're being HARASSED' Astonishing moment Corbyn FLEES room over snap election question

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'We're being HARASSED' Astonishing moment Corbyn FLEES room over snap election question

Asked at a speech this afternoon whether he would be ready to face the verdict of the electorate on his leadership of the Labour Party, Mr Corbyn ducked the question, rushing out of the room and accusing the journalist who asked it of “harrassment”. 

At the same time an aide shielded the Labour leader from a camera with a piece of paper.

The unexpected resignation of Tory MP Stephen Phillips yesterday added to calls for Theresa May to call an election.

Earlier in his speech Mr Corbyn, whose party lags far behind in the polls, blasted the Prime Minister saying she had resisted parliamentary scrutiny over Brexit because she has no plan.

He said: “I suspect the government opposes democratic scrutiny of its plans because there are no plans.”

His comments come after the High Court ruled on Thursday that the referendum result must be voted on by MPs. In the wake of the ruling Mr Corbyn said the matter must be put before MPs “without delay”. 

The embattled Labour leader said Theres May’s government must prioritise “transparency and accountability to Parliament” in the lead up to the vote and laid into politicians for “scapegoating migrants and sewing divisions”.

Mr Corbyn also pushed for the government to give the same “assurances” to British business that it offered to Nissan behind closed doors in order to secure a deal for the company to build two new models in the UK.

The 67-year-old politician said: “We can’t have secret deals on Brexit, company by company. All our businesses need the kind of assurances that Nissan has had about the shape of the Government’s Brexit plans to make the right investment decisions.

Speaking to Class thinktank in London he added: “Thursday’s High Court decision underlines the necessity that the Prime Minister brings the Government’s negotiating terms for Brexit to Parliament without delay.

“Labour accepts and respects the decision of the British people to leave the European Union. But there must be transparency and accountability to Parliament about the Government’s plans.

“I suspect the Government opposes democratic scrutiny of its plans because – frankly – there aren’t any plans, beyond the hollow rhetoric of ‘Brexit means Brexit’.”

The High Court today ruled on Thgursday that Theresa May does not have the power to trigger Article 50 alone and must seek the approval of pro-Remain MPs and unelected peers.

Brexit campaigners blasted an “appalling” subversion of the will of the British people by judges following the historic vote on June 23 to quit the EU, as the High Court ruled the Prime Minister cannot invoke Article 50 without prior approval by Parliament.

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Published at Sat, 05 Nov 2016 15:16:24 +0000

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