THE EU’s support for austerity and “failed neoliberal policies” paved the way for the Brexit vote, according to Jeremy Corbyn.

He said a new Europe must be created “inside and outside the institutions of the EU”.

In a speech to European socialists, Corbyn also claimed Labour’s Brexit plan could command a majority in Parliament, reunite a divided nation, solve the Irish border question and boost British manufacturing.

Labour’s plan involves a “comprehensive customs union with the EU, with a British say in future trade deals” and a “new, strong relationship with the single market”.

Their migration policies would “meet the needs of the economy” rather than “fuelling xenophobia with phoney immigration targets”.