Jeremy Corbyn has said next week is the ‘last chance’ to stop a no-deal Brexit as he attends an OAP centre in Scotland – while thousands take to the streets of Britain for a prorogue protest today.
The Labour leader was at the Alive and Kicking Club in Springburn, Glasgow, for an event on Saturday as part of a three-day visit to the country.
He was asked about comments made by Sir Keir Starmer about next week being the final opportunity to stop the UK from leaving the EU without an agreement.
Jeremy Corbyn (left and right) has spent today addressing an OAPs’ campaign meeting in Scotland after urging thousands to hit the streets to protest Boris Johnson’s proroguing of Parliament
The Labour Party leader spoke to audience members at the Alive and Kicking Project (pictured) in Glasgow as they voiced their opposition to the government’s Brexit strategy
Protesters have brought London’s Whitehall to a standstill – with demonstrators stretching across much of the usually busy road as they gathered outside the gates of Number 10
Mr Corbyn added: ‘I’m sure he is correct because Keir has worked extremely hard as our shadow Brexit secretary.
‘Yes, it is the chance and we will do absolutely everything we can to prevent a no-deal Brexit and the Prime Minister taking us into the hands of Donald Trump and a trade deal with the USA.
‘That is the real agenda of the Prime Minister.
‘There is a lot of work being done in preparation for next Tuesday.’
Mr Corbyn also did an impression of Boris Johnson as he mocked the Prime Minister for lacking detail in his announcements.
His trip to Glasgow came as thousands of protesters were expected to flood the streets of Britain this weekend to rally against the Prime Minister’s controversial plan to suspend Parliament
Parliament reconvenes after the summer recess on Tuesday.
Protesters flooded the streets of Britain this weekend in response to the Prime Minister’s controversial plan to prorogue Parliament.
Organisers called for hundreds of thousands of people to take to the streets on Saturday after demonstrations began to flare up on Friday evening.
Anti-Brexit campaign group Another Europe Is Possible planned 32 £StopTheCoup protests to take place in England, Scotland and Wales.
Diane Abbott, Labour Party MP and Shadow Home Secretary, joins the demonstrations outside Whitehall in London today, as protesters gather to rally against the prorogation of Parliament
Hundreds have gathered in Newcastle to take part in a demonstration against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for up to five weeks before a Queen’s Speech on October 14
There is a similar demonstration taking place in Glasgow’s George Square, which Mr Corbyn was at.
Mr Corbyn said: ‘I’m proud to be here with all of you supporting that, to say to Boris Johnson no way, it’s our Parliament.
‘No way do you take us out without a deal – we will stop you and give the people their rights and their say to determine their future.’
There is a similar demonstration taking place in Glasgow’s George Square, which Mr Corbyn was at (pictured)
Mr Corbyn said: ‘I’m proud to be here with all of you supporting that, to say to Boris Johnson no way, it’s our Parliament’
He said he is backing the protests all over the country, adding: ‘Demonstrations are taking place everywhere because people are angered and outraged about what is happening’
He said he is backing the protests all over the country, adding: ‘Demonstrations are taking place everywhere because people are angered and outraged about what is happening.
‘Angered that the Government and a Prime Minister elected by 93,000 members of the Tory party is trying to hijack the needs, aims and aspirations of 65 million people.
‘Well think on Boris, it’s not on and we’re not having it.’
Several thousand protesters gathered near Mr Johnson’s residence at 10 Downing Street in central London, while others protested in in Belfast, York and others cities to show determination to block a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Protesters in York take part in a demonstration against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for up to five weeks before a Queen’s Speech on October 14. Several donned berets emblazoned with the Flag of Europe
Placards were held aloft as protesters gathered outside Downing Street today to campaign against the suspension of parliament
The crowds were galvanised by Johnson’s decision to shutter Parliament for several weeks when a debate about Brexit plans had been expected.
In London, they chanted: ‘Boris Johnson, shame on you.’ Some carried signs saying: ‘Stop the Coup’ in reference to what they say is a move that threatens democracy.
The protests have been organised by the anti-Brexit group Another Europe Is Possible and by Momentum, which is allied with the opposition Labour Party. The group is urging its membership to ‘occupy bridges and blockade roads.’
The first few protesters gathered in London at around 11.30am, following a rallying call from Jeremy Corbyn who declared activists were ‘right to take to the streets’ (pictured, outside Downing Street)
Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate outside Downing Street gates at Whitehall in London, some of whom are seen holding placards featuring the face of Donald Trump (pictured)
Organisers say protests are planned in more than 30 locations throughout England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In Exeter in western England, 55-year-old pharmacist Bridie Walton said she was attending the first demonstration of her life.
‘Nobody voted for a dictatorship,’ she said, condemning Johnson’s suspension of Parliament. ‘These are the actions of a man who is afraid his arguments will not stand scrutiny.’
Mr Johnson’s plan is also being opposed by some in Parliament who plan to introduce legislation this week to try to prevent a disorderly departure from the European Union.
A group of anti-Brexit protesters walk through Bristol holding a sign saying ‘don’t be fooled by Jacob Rees-Mogg’. They are among thousands across the country protesting against the prorogation of Parliament
Protesters taking part in the ‘Stop the Coup’ day of action, organised by Another Europe is Possible campaign group in central London to demonstrate against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for up to five weeks before a Queen’s Speech on October 14
Their task will be made more difficult if Johnson’s plan to shut Parliament for part of the time period before the Oct. 31 Brexit deadline is carried out.
Mr Johnson’s supporters may well be able to delay any proposed legislation from being enacted in time. Tactics could include introducing a variety of amendments that would have to be debated, or the use of filibusters to stall the process.
The shutdown of Parliament is also being challenged in three separate court cases scheduled to be heard next week.
The prime minister, who helped lead the successful Brexit referendum campaign, says his government is actively pursuing a new deal with EU leaders and claims opposition to his policy will make it harder to wring concessions from Europe.