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Corbyn says Brexit vote is due to anger at governments

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a "Labour In for Britain" campaign event in London, Britain June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of the UK’s opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn said Britons voted to leave the EU because they were angry about their treatment by successive governments.

“Many communities are fed up with cuts, fed up with economic dislocation and feel very angry at the way they’ve been betrayed and marginalised by successive governments in very poor areas of the country,” Corbyn told BBC TV on Friday.

He said there would be consequences for British jobs as a result of Brexit, which the government should work to minimise.

“Article 50 has to be invoked now so that we negotiate an exit from the European Union,” Corbyn added.

No member state has ever left and Article 50 of the EU treaty, which sets out how a state can exit the bloc, offers little detail.

Reporting by Sarah Young; editing by Stephen Addison