JEREMY Corbyn visited Hampshire and insisted Labour would do “everything we can” to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal on October 31.

The Labour leader was at MHI Vestas, on the site of the decommissioned Fawley Power Station, to see giant wind turbine sails being painted.

He said he believed Boris Johnson was seeking to “crash out” of the European Union without a Brexit deal, despite an act of Parliament intended to force a delay if no agreement could be reached.

Mr Corbyn said: “The prime minister has an opportunity on October 19 to announce he’s obeyed the law, signed the letter, sent it off to Brussels to ask for an extension that will give us time to work out a sensible relationship with Europe.”

He said Labour would do “everything we can in Parliament, including legislating if necessary” to prevent Britain “going into a no-deal crash out on October 31”.

Parliament is to be recalled on Saturday, October 19, to discuss the Brexit situation, but Downing Street was briefing yesterday that an agreement was looking unlikely.

Mr Corbyn said: “All of the strange and hyperbolic language that was used yesterday suggests a no-deal exit from the EU. I think that would be disastrous, for jobs, for medicines, for supplies and for the future of this country.”

The MHI Vestas site in Fawley employs around 50 people, painting 80 metre sails for wind turbines. They are brought to Fawley by barge from the company’s manufacturing site on the Isle of Wight, where it employs more than 700 people.

Mr Corbyn said the process was “very impressive indeed”.

“I’ve been talking to the directors here about the systems they use, the very high quality of the work they do but also the jobs that have been created, some 750, and the training that’s needed for those jobs.”