The Speaker
Wednesday, 29 May 2024 – 21:20

A Turbulent Journey: Deal or No Deal?

Today at Prime Minister’s Questions, Jeremy Corbyn led a furious debate with Theresa May over the Brexit negotiations among raising concerns of leading UK-based industries.

The Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, attacked the Prime Minister over the absence of Foreign Secretary Johnson, asking whether she believes that businesses should be at the heart of the Brexit negotiations. The Prime Minister said her government and the Conservatives would always back businesses. Furthermore, she attacked Corbyn by saying that if he cared so much for businesses, he should not have opposed the expansion of Heathrow Airport.

These allegations come forward after numerous companies, including Airbus and BMW, have announced the reconsideration of their presence in the United Kingdom if the government delivers a ‘no deal’ Brexit. These allegations put hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk, as Airbus employs around 110 thousand people in the UK alone. 

These concerns were echoed by Jeremy Corbyn, who questioned Theresa May over her conduct of the Brexit negotiations, asking whether she is working on behalf of the United Kingdom or to avoid her cabinet “from falling apart”. The Prime Minister reiterated her commitment to ensuring that Brexit negotiations lead to the best outcome for the British people. Theresa May also named some of the achievements of her Conservative government, such as records level of employment and the importance of the UK within the Foreign Direct Investment Scheme.

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