Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn is ramping up for a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson’s government.
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In a letter sent to the Leader of the LibDems Jo Swinson as well as the SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party and some hardline Tory Remainer MPs, Corbyn has claimed that: “This government has no mandate for No Deal, and the 2016 EU referendum provided no mandate for No Deal.
“I therefore intend to table a vote of no confidence at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success.
“Following a successful vote of no confidence, I would then, as Leader of the Opposition, seek the confidence of the House for a strictly time-limited temporary government with the aim of calling a General Election, and securing the necessary extension of Article 50 to do so.”
I've written to the leaders of other political parties and senior backbenchers from across Parliament to lay out my plan to stop a disastrous No Deal Brexit and let the people decide the future of our country. pic.twitter.com/Jz1MjXCrqk
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) August 14, 2019
The reception to that idea has already been lukewarm from the Liberal Democrats – but things could change quickly in September.
Will Boris Johnson’s government have what it takes to take Corbyn and Co on or will they fold? 31st October is fast approaching.