European Socialist Leader backs Labour’s Brexit blocking

In a stunning display of arrogance the leader of the socialist group in the European Parliament, Gianni Pittella, backed those Labour MPs who have sought to block Brexit.

He said MPs were “correct” to defy him because Labour’s position was “Brex-in, not Brexit”.

He also criticised Corbyn for not being “more European” and hopes to meet with the Labour leader soon to discuss the Labour Party joining “a progressive alliance with the greens, GUE [the party of socialists and communists], with the NGOs, the trade unions and social enterprises.”

“The Labour party can be a pillar of socialist and progressive forces in Europe.” he added.

Well, they do say you can judge a man by the company he keeps!