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Labour leader Corbyn calls for general election and tells business to reject May's 'blindfold Brexit'

UK Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn on Monday urged business leaders to reject the government’s “botched, worst-of-all-worlds deal” on Brexit and called for a general election.

Corbyn, leader of the opposition and long-term critic of the EU, closed the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in London on Monday. The CBI represents 190,000 British businesses, who employ a combined 7 million staff.

Corbyn told the 1,500-strong audience that UK prime minister Theresa May’s draft Brexit deal, which was announced last week, is a “blindfold Brexit” and will “leave the country in an indefinite halfway house without a real say over our future.”

Labour will vote down the deal in Parliament, Corbyn said, and he argued that a general election is now the “only sensible course of action.”

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