British Prime Minister Theresa May should make Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, a member of her team negotiating the country’s divorce from the European Union, a top EU official says.
In an interview with The Independent on Monday, Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament (EP)’s Brexit coordinator, said losing majority in the June 8 election was a “rejection” of May’s hard Brexit plan and now the opposition should also join the negotiations.
May had called for a snap election in hopes of getting an increased majority that could have strengthened her position before going into two years of intense negotiations with the European Union about Britain’s departure from the bloc.
But her Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in the vote. Corbyn’s Labour, meanwhile, picked up dozens of seats.