During Wednesday’s session of the Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons, Corbyn engaged in a spat with May concerning the publication of the delayed white paper on London’s post-Brexit relations with Brussels. The tensions rose after May refused to answer a question about when the document would be released.
"When it comes to Brexit, this government has delivered more delays and more cancellations than Northern Rail [train operator]. The government’s white paper is delayed, its customs proposals have been canceled, and it has ripped up its own timetable, just like our shambolic privatized railways. This government’s incompetence threatens our economy, businesses, jobs, and our communities," Corbyn said.
In May, UK Brexit Secretary David Davis said the government would publish detailed explanations of the cabinet’s positions on Brexit before the EU Council summit, scheduled for late June.
In a joint letter last week, UK parliamentarians called on Corbyn to back a second Brexit referendum.
London and Brussels have been in talks on the former's withdrawal from the latter since June 2017. Despite what the parties called a breakthrough in the negotiations in March, when they managed to agree on significant issues, such as the transition period, they have noted a lack of major progress after their talks in April.
The United Kingdom and the European Union currently have to agree on such pressing issues as future trade relations. Both EU and UK companies have been calling on the UK authorities for clarity in this area, saying that the current lack of stability prevents them from operating effectively.