Jo Cox square unveiled in Brussels in memory of murdered MP – Politics live

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In his speech to the Labour conference yesterday Jeremy Corbyn made a direct offer to Theresa May: negotiate a Brexit deal on Labour’s terms, and Labour will back it, he said.

Today we’ve had an official response from the Conservatives. And it’s a no.

Look, I would hope the Labour party and all parliamentarians would back the prime minister’s deal.

The problem with what Labour outlined is that would not allow us to do global trade deals and therefore doesn’t respect the referendum.

And here is the statement issued by Jeremy Corbyn after the memorial event for Jo Cox in Brussels. He said:

Today is a difficult day for Jo’s family and friends. And it is a difficult day for Jo’s friends and colleagues in the Labour party, who also knew and loved Jo, and who mourn her passing.

I would like to thank Jo’s family for inviting me here to pay tribute to Jo on behalf of the Labour party. And I would like to thank you, the people of Brussels, for this wonderful gesture, which will allow Jo’s legacy to live on in a city that she loved.

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