10 December 2019 00:32
Labour candidate Angela Rayner received a grilling on the BBC's Under 30s Question Time special over her party's Brexit policy. Host Emma Barnett asked the Shadow Education Secretary what percentage of the shadow cabinet would support leaving the EU with Jeremy Corbyn's deal. Ms Rayner tried to dodge the question by saying she had not done a "straw poll" of the shadow cabinet. Ms Barnett shot back: "It's 94 percent that will support remain. "We've gone through what you've all said in public and we're trying to figure out is Labour the party of remain or the party of leave.
"Your leader has said he'll be neutral." Ms Rayner replied: "Jeremy Corbyn said he'd be an honest broker in it." READ MORE: BBC Question Time fury: Britons rage at exclusion of older voters She continued: "One of the things I find very frustrating is that people think we're trying to stop Brexit. That's not what we're trying to do. "We've not been in Government, we've tried to work with Government. "They put their red lines from the start, which we've been pragmatic and said we'd have to have close alignment with Europe. "We'd have to have a customs union and single market." bbc question time angela rayner labour brexit Trending