Tory Remainer MPs open to anti-No Deal Corbyn alliance

A group of hardline Remainer Conservative MPs have thanked Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn for his letter – and are seemingly open to an anti-No Deal Brexit alliance.

Responding to his letter Tory MPs Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin and Caroline Spelman, alongside former Tory MP Nick Boles, have said: “We agree that our common priority should be to work together in Parliament to prevent No Deal Brexit and welcome your invitation to discuss the different ways this might be achieved.

“We would be happy to meet with you as well as colleagues from other opposition parties whenever convenient in the weeks before Parliament returns.”

In Corbyn’s letter to the group he had said: “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.”

Will Boris Johnson take on the hardline Remainer in his own party or fold like Theresa May did?