By Shayan Shakir
Jeremy Corbyn has urged opposition parties to support a no-confidence vote against Boris Johnson, and unite to form a coalition caretaker government.
Boris Johnson’s “no-deal Brexit” is something Jeremy Corbyn does not agree with, and he proposes that he should lead a temporary ‘strictly time-limited’ administration with the aim being to call a general election to replace Boris Johnson with a new Prime Minister. Labour frontbenchers, after discussions, believe that Corbyn is the only politician who is capable of leading a caretaker government.
Corbyn’s ideas have spread through other parties including the SNP, Lib Dems and Greens. This also includes rebel members of the Tory party itself who oppose Boris Johnson’s “no-deal” plans. All this comes as MPs from various parties have been discussing about a “national unity government”, as reported by ‘The Guardian’.
Corbyn announced his plans via a letter published on his Twitter, which stated:
“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 in the Government, I would then, as a 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.
“In that General Election, Labour will be committed to a public vote on the terms of leaving the European Union, including an option to Remain”.
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