Jeremy Corbyn is set to recommit to Brexit in a set-piece speech tomorrow that is sure to enrage Labour remainers.
He will also try to move the conversation back to domestic issues, saying “the real divide is between the many, who do the work, create the wealth and pay taxes, and the few, who set the rules, reap the rewards and so often dodge taxes”.
The speech, to be delivered in Wakefield where twice as many voters backed Leave than Remain, will challenge Theresa May to call a general election “at the earliest opportunity” if she cannot get her Brexit deal through Parliament.
But Corbyn will also recommit to Brexit, promising that a Labour government would have “a renewed mandate to negotiate a better deal for Britain and secure support for it in Parliament and across the country”. Corbyn made similar remarks in a Guardian interview last month, sparking outrage amongst the Remain-supporting majority of Labour members.
The speech reflects a desire on the part of some of Corbyn’s most senior advisors to get away from Brexit and talk about domestic issues with just weeks to go until the possibility of a no-deal Brexit on 29 March.