Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech to members of the media where he outlined Labour's approach to Brexit at the OE Electrics manufacturing factory on January 10, 2019 in...
Mr. Corbyn warned that he felt that a vote of no confidence is likely if and when Theresa May's deal is voted down, and that he will fight another general election.
Corbyn stressed to the BBC presenter that Labour is intent on preventing a 'catastrophic, no-deal Brexit' and that he will do all he can to keep Britain in the Single Market and Customs Union.
Whilst also appearing on the Sunday morning show, Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable urged the Labour leader to back the Liberal Democrats' call for a second referendum.The BBC presenter pressed the Liberal Democrat leader to clarify what his Labour counterpart can do to win support from his party.
Mr. Cable replied: 'Jeremy Corbyn has had an ambiguous role during the Brexit process. He needs to come off the fence and change the tone of this debate. He must come out in favour of a People's Vote.'
When asked about a no-deal Brexit, the Lib Dem leader said: 'It would be absolutely outrageous and unforgivable if the chaotic circumstances of no-deal were allowed to happen.
'The only other options then would be to pursue a no Brexit by cancelling Article 50, or by giving the people a final say over the deal.'
Mr. Marr pointed out that there is a big division in the House of Commons over a second referendum or the Norway option, which would keep the UK in the European Economic Area. This would mean Britain would have to accept EU rules with no say over them and retain its Single Market membership.
Leader of the Liberal Democrats Vince Cable (L) talks with the Leader of Portsmouth City Council Gerald Vernon-Jackson (R) at the freight gate of Portsmouth International Ferry Port on...
The Lib Dem leader replied: 'Why are we bothering to come out if we pursue the Norway option then? We would be subject to rules with no say.'
The Labour leader's exchange with Andrew Marr sparked some mixed reactions on Twitter:
Corbyn on #Marr today. Look forward to him setting out Labour's Brexit position with boldness and clarity.— Robert Colvile (@rcolvile) January 13, 2019
Corbyn on air live for 30 mins with #marr - looks and sounds like a prime minister. May absent and will soon be gone - the enthusiasm for power is draining from British conservatism...— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) January 13, 2019
Corbyn says everyone is v angry, leave and remain, dodging the key question. If there is an election will Labour policy be to Brexit or not. He can't say. This might be a problem. #marr— Iain Martin (@iainmartin1) January 13, 2019
Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told The Andrew Marr Show there is movement in Parliament to support the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement and said this is the deal that delivers for all Brexiteers.
A vote on the Withdrawal Agreement is due to take place in the House of Commons on next week.
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