Jeremy Corbyn has used prime minister’s questions to repeatedly press Theresa May on her plans for leaving the EU, saying she was heading towards “a shambolic Tory Brexit” aimed more at appeasing Conservative MPs than meeting the national interest.
May hit back forcefully, and at one point drew cheers from her MPs for mocking Labour about Corbyn’s recent re-election. But at times she found little of substance to say, beyond promising “the right relationship for the UK” after quitting the EU.
Corbyn abandoned his usual approach to PMQs of switching between subjects and focused all his questions on the same theme as the Commons prepared for a Labour-led debate on the need for more parliamentary discussion on the approach to Brexit. The debate was granted after a last-minute government concession.
If this is what Corbyn can do, we need to see more of it. It's fantastic to see a real opposition at last, challenging the government's reckless and arrogant approach to Brexit.