1. Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader going up to the podium
2.SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"I regret that seven MPs (Members of the Parliament) decided they would no longer remain part of the Labour Party. I thank them for their work. I hope they recognise they were elected to Parliament on a manifesto. That was based around investment in the future, was based around a more equal and fairer society, was based around social justice. And it is that programme I believe that we will be able to put the electorate in the future that does have enormous support. They were elected to carry out those policies. They've decided to go somewhere else and I regret that because I want our party to be strong. I want our party to be united around the policies that we have put forward."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"In the Parliament a couple weeks ago, I put down an amendment to the Prime Minister's motion from the Labour front bench, which included quite specifically the option at the end of the process of a popular vote on any deal that's reached with the European Union. I put it down in line with the policy put forward by our conference. This government is running down the clock and threatening a no-deal exit from the European Union which I think would be very dangerous and very damaging to our economy and jobs all across the country. And we've made that very clear. That is why we did get a backbench motion through parliament which said no deal should be taken off the table. And I see that as an absolute necessity that we take no-deal off the table and we negotiate intelligently with the European Union as to the way forward, which is why I'm taking a delegation to Brussels on Thursday in order to put that forward. Because the worry that people have over investment, over jobs, over supply chains and over education and so many other areas is absolutely serious at the present time. This government has had now two-and-a-half years to negotiate and apparently has no trade deals with anybody else and keeps on threatening no-deal. We will do everything we can to prevent a no-deal Brexit. We will do everything we can to protect jobs and industries across this country and to reach out to those who want to work with us."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"We've developed our policies in the party over the past few years by working with our half million members - the biggest membership the Labour Party's ever had. And they are radical policies I acknowledge. They're also very popular policies on housing, on education, on environment, on economy and industrial development and we do our best to put all those policies forward. They are discussed frequently with parliamentary colleagues through select committees through interest groups within the party. And we're making huge progress."
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"Anyone who thinks they're not being consulted is not taking up, in my view, the opportunities that are available there and open and ready for them at all times to do that. And I'm always prepared to discuss policies with people in the party. And I do all the time."
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"I am proud to lead the Labour Party. I'm proud of what the Labour Party has achieved. The National Health Service, the Equalities Act, the Human Rights Act. What it's achieved in so many areas of our society. And I recognise that leading the party means you've got to take people with you. And I am determined to do that, determined to do that so that we can when an election comes, present those policies and that determination to the public as a whole."
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jeremy Corbyn, Labour Party leader:
"We have to have a deal with the European Union that guarantees trade, guarantees investment, guarantees our rights. A no-deal Brexit would I believe be a very dangerous cliff edge. And I don't want to go over that cliff edge."
The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said that he has "regret" that seven MPs left the party on Monday, "because I want our party to be strong."
Chuka Umunna, Luciana Berger, Chris Leslie, Angela Smith, Gavin Shuker, Mike Gapes and Ann Coffey quit the main opposition Labour Party over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism,
Many Labour lawmakers have been unhappy with the party's direction under leader Corbyn, a veteran socialist who took charge in 2015 with strong grass-roots backing.
Speaking at the UK National Manufacturing Conference in London, Corbyn added that "anyone (in the party) who thinks they're not being consulted is not taking up, in my view, the opportunities that are available there and open and ready for them at all times to do that."
The opposition leader also spoke about Brexit, saying that the UK "needs a deal with with the European Union that guarantees trade" and a no-deal Brexit would be a "very dangerous cliff edge."
Corbyn will be taking a delegation to Brussels on Thursday and meet with the chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier.
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