Published On: Wed, Sep 25th, 2019

Boris Johnson mocks Jeremy Corbyn’s authority as he questions real power of McDonnell | UK | News

took a scathing dig at in his first speech back in the Commons after MPs were allowed to return to Westminster today. Mr Johnson mocked the Opposition for voting against a general election despite demanding a vote for over two years, with the Tory leader noting Mr Corbyn planned to call for one on Wednesday. Addressing the Opposition leader, the Prime Minister questioned whether Mr Corbyn was being “muzzled” by senior members of his party.

Mr Johnson said: “For two years they have demanded an election but twice they have voted against it.

“The leader of the Opposition changes his mind so often I wonder whether he will support an election today or whether the shadow chancellor or the shadow attorney-general have overruled him again.

“Because they know the voters would judge their manifesto for what it is – more pointless delay.”

The Prime Minister continued: “Perhaps he is going to demand an election and then vote against it. Just as he said he wants to negotiate a new Brexit deal and then vote against that, too. Is he actually going to vote no confidence?

“I was told there was no chance of a new deal, but we are discussing a new deal.

“And this is in spite of the best efforts of the party opposite and this Parliament to wreck our negotiations by their attempts to take no deal off the table.”

Mr Corbyn said: “After yesterday’s ruling the Prime Minister should have done the honourable thing and resigned.”

The Labour leader added: “In truth, he is not fit for the office that he holds.

“Yesterday’s Supreme Court verdict represents an extraordinary and I believe precarious moment in this country’s history.

“The highest court in this land has found the Prime Minister broke the law when he tried to shut down our democratic accountability at a crucial moment in our public life.”

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