UK Opposition Seeks To Oust PM To Avoid No-deal Brexit
Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal
London, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 15th Aug, 2019 ) :Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn urged parliament Wednesday to oust Prime Minister Boris Johnson before he takes the splintered country out of the EU without a deal.
"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," Corbyn said in a letter to top pro-European and moderate lawmakers.
"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." Corbyn did not spell out when he intended to put the motion of no-confidence up for a vote.
A Downing Street spokesman said Corbyn's proposal would "overrule the referendum and wreck the economy".
Johnson insisted on Wednesday that he was not trying to end Britain's 46-year involvement in the Europe project without a plan for what comes next.
But he stressed that Brussels had to give ground in order to avoid a sudden rupture in trade and diplomatic ties.
A faction of more moderate lawmakers have been discussing ways to keep Johnson from following through on his no-deal threat for weeks.
"Jeremy Corbyn is not the person who is going to be able to build an even temporary majority in the House of Commons for this task," Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said in response to Corbyn's letter.