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This might have had a chance...

3 comments, 223 views, posted 8:37 pm 15/08/2019 in Politics by griffin
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...except Labour's policy so far has been to hide in the corner and try not to be noticed. I don't think that anyone could reasonably call Labour's actions over the last few years 'leadership', 'decisive' or even 'coherent'.

Brexit: Corbyn plans to call no-confidence vote to defeat no-deal

Jeremy Corbyn has urged the leaders of the other opposition parties and Tory rebels to install him as caretaker PM in order to stop a no-deal Brexit.
If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another referendum.
But Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said she would not support making Mr Corbyn prime minister.
She called him "divisive" and said he would not command MPs' support.
In speech on Thursday, she said her party would work with others to stop a no-deal exit but Mr Corbyn was not a leader "respected on both sides of the House".
Instead, she suggested Tory MP Ken Clarke or Labour's Harriet Harman could lead an emergency government to prevent a no-deal on the 31 October deadline.
She added that MPs should "stand and be counted" and try to pass legislation in Parliament to ensure the UK does not leave without an agreement with the EU.

Read the rest at RL.
Question for the Brits: supposing that a no-confidence vote squashes Boris' government, and parliament is dissolved prior to a general election, does that give the PM the loophole needed to do nefarious things like crash-burn Brexit while parliament isn't around to mind the shop?


10:07 pm 15/08/2019


It would have worked (and I may have mentioned it at the time) if they'd have got rid of Corbyn 3 years ago. Ah, C'est la vie.

11:36 pm 16/08/2019


Think it fell though again, though my source is rather nefarious.

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