Corbyn to argue case for continued EU membership premised on workers’ rights and holding multinational companies to account

The Times reports that, in his first major intervention in the EU referendum campaign, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will talk of his “personal journey” from opposing EU membership to supporting it in a speech tomorrow. He is expected to frame his support for EU on its role in protecting workers’ rights and holding multinational companies to account. The speech was hotly debated within Corbyn’s inner circle with Seumas Milne, Corbyn’s director of strategy and communications, reportedly arguing that lining up with Prime Minister David Cameron, Chancellor George Osborne and the CBI would undermine Corbyn’s image as a campaigner against elites. However, Corbyn was reportedly swayed by pro-membership interventions from Portugal’s socialist Prime Minister António Costa and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

This report comes from openeurope.org.uk