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Labour's Corbyn says he would veto US-EU trade deal

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2016 file photo, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Britain's Labour Party speaks at the launch of 'Labour In for Britain', ahead of June's EU referendum, in London. British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged voters to remain in the European Union - but slammed the bloc's planned trade deal with the United States for threatening employment rights and handing power to "giant corporations." Corbyn on Thursday, June 2, said his Labour Party will veto the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership if it forms a government. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

    FILE - In this Tuesday, May 10, 2016 file photo, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of Britain's Labour Party speaks at the launch of 'Labour In for Britain', ahead of June's EU referendum, in London. British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged voters to remain in the European Union - but slammed the bloc's planned trade deal with the United States for threatening employment rights and handing power to "giant corporations." Corbyn on Thursday, June 2, said his Labour Party will veto the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership if it forms a government. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arenaflowers.com representatives Asta Foufas, left, and Lizzie Tree pose for photographs by displaying their "Stay or Leaf" EU referendum themed "Brexit Bouquet", left, and "Stronger In Arrangement" in west London, Thursday, June 2, 2016. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether or not to deal a historic hammer blow to European integration by putting their island nation on an independent path outside the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Arenaflowers.com representatives Asta Foufas, left, and Lizzie Tree pose for photographs by displaying their "Stay or Leaf" EU referendum themed "Brexit Bouquet", left, and "Stronger In Arrangement" in west London, Thursday, June 2, 2016. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether or not to deal a historic hammer blow to European integration by putting their island nation on an independent path outside the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arenaflowers.com representatives Asta Foufas, left, and Lizzie Tree pose for photographs while making their "Stay or Leaf" EU referendum themed "Brexit Bouquet", left, and "Stronger In Arrangement" in west London, Thursday, June 2, 2016. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether or not to deal a historic hammer blow to European integration by putting their island nation on an independent path outside the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    Arenaflowers.com representatives Asta Foufas, left, and Lizzie Tree pose for photographs while making their "Stay or Leaf" EU referendum themed "Brexit Bouquet", left, and "Stronger In Arrangement" in west London, Thursday, June 2, 2016. British voters will decide in a June 23 referendum whether or not to deal a historic hammer blow to European integration by putting their island nation on an independent path outside the European Union. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)  (The Associated Press)

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has urged voters to remain in the European Union — but slammed the bloc's planned trade deal with the United States, saying it threatens employment rights and hands power to "giant corporations."

Corbyn says his Labour Party will veto the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership if it forms a government.

But he supports EU membership for Britain, saying that has raised standards for workers, protected the environment and bolstered human rights.

Some "remain" campaigners have criticized Corbyn for not making a louder case for EU membership ahead of the June 23 referendum. The socialist Corbyn opposed Britain joining the bloc in a 1975 referendum.

Corbyn says Thursday that "Europe needs to change ... but those changes can only be achieved by working with our allies."