Corbyn to call for UK election if May loses Brexit vote

Lester Mason
January 11, 2019

The Labour leader will use a speech on Thursday to reissue the challenge to the prime minister ahead of MPs' crunch vote on Mrs May's European Union agreement next week.

When asked if they were confident that Mrs May had the right deal, 59 per cent disagreed, 21 per cent said they did not know and 18 per cent agreed, the lowest level ever recorded by the poll, which has been monitoring views of her negotiation since 2016.

Prime Minister Theresa May's deal has been widely criticized by both allies and rivals. The Labour Party leader could be seen appearing to mouth the words in response to May making a joke about his failure to demand a no-confidence vote against her government after he had accused her of leading the country "into a national crisis".

In his speech in Wakefield to an audience of workers and party members, the Labour leader will say: "If the Government can not pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity".

"If the government can not pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity".

He will argue: "To break the deadlock, an election is not only the most practical option, it is also the most democratic option".


It is also learnt that leader Jeremy Corbyn will table a motion of no confidence in the government nearly immediately if Theresa May loses the Brexit vote next week, Labour is now saying.

However, the source pointed out manifesto policies would be decided by Labour's "internal party democracy".

The findings of a new survey show that a majority of Britons would vote against Brexit if a new referendum were held today.

She added: "What concerns me about the People's Vote movement is, as I've just said, is that instead of spending their time trying to change people's minds, they spend their time smacking the Labour Party around the head, some of them".

Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to back Labour's own referendum on a potential Brexit deal should there be a general election. "I think it was a useful reminder that the Conservative Party is much more united on other things than it may be on Europe".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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