Britons voted to leave the EU because they were angry about their treatment

LONDON (Reuters) – The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn said Britons voted to leave the EU because they were angry about their treatment by successive governments. Google+

European Council President Donald Tusk attends a news conference after the meeting with Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Petros Karadjias/Pool
European Council President Donald Tusk attends a news conference after the meeting with Cyprus’ President Nicos Anastasiades at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Cyprus March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Petros Karadjias/Pool

“Many communities are fed up with cuts, fed up with economic dislocation and feel very angry at the way they’ve been betrayed and marginalised by successive governments in very poor areas of the country,” Corbyn told BBC TV on Friday.

He said there would be consequences for British jobs as a result of Brexit, which the government should work to minimise.

“Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from the European Union,” Corbyn added.

No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how a state can exit the bloc, offers little detail.

(Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison)

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