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UK's Labour pledges new Brexit strategy if it wins election

When asked whether Mr Corbyn would attend a debate with the other party leaders if the Prime Minister is not taking part, the Labour spokesman said there "would be no point" because the "only choice in the election is a country led by Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May".

Labour former prime minister Tony Blair has said Theresa May is on course to win the General Election "if the polls are right".

Blair has always been a vocal critic of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and has questioned the current Labour's leader ability to win an election on multiple occasions.

The party will put retaining the benefits of the single market and customs union at the heart of its negotiations with Brussels, and rip up Prime Minister Theresa May's "reckless" exit strategy, he insisted.

The Prime Minister used a political meeting of the Cabinet at 10 Downing Street to remind ministers that polls had proved wrong "repeatedly" in the European Union referendum, the 2015 general election and the USA presidential election. Tory backbencher and long-time Leave supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg told the MailOnline the speech was "an admission the Labour Party has rejected Brexit and with it many of its non-metropolitan voters".

Sir Keir will say: "EU nationals do not just contribute to our society: they are our society".

It came after May's outright refusal to face other party leaders, The Independent reported.

Labour said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) it wanted to change the tone of the upcoming divorce talks with the European Union talks by immediately guaranteeing the rights of millions of European Union citizens in Britain if it won the vote.

The Prime Minister made a decision to hold a surprise early election last week.

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said that he believed the elections are not only good for the United Kingdom, but also the EU since it would mean negotiations would be conducted with the same government through the span of the divorce process.

Sky News Political Editor Faisal Islam said: "Mr Blair is trying to communicate to 16 million Britons who voted to Remain, that Mrs May's approach to Brexit is not a fait accompli, if they choose at this election". What they have said is look, the patriotic thing, irrespective of your politics, is to vote Conservative because she needs a strong hand in the negotiation which is a very persuasive argument.

Her visit on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time) is timely, with Labour on the back foot over its Brexit plans and an opinion poll suggesting her Conservatives are on track to win a majority of parliamentary seats in Wales on June 8 - the first time in more than 100 years.

"Because this election is not about who you might have voted for in the past, it's about voting in the national interest, it is about voting for the future".