Published On: Fri, Aug 23rd, 2019

Brexit news: Should Boris call Corbyn’s bluff and hold snap election? VOTE HERE | Politics | News


Express.co.uk is now asking you, our readers, do you think Tory leader Mr Johnson should seize on Mr Corbyn’s unpopularity and call a snap election to call the Labour leader’s bluff?

Mr Corbyn launched his bid to block no deal with opposition parties while Mr Johnson was in Berlin holding talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The veteran left-winger said he wanted to discuss “all tactics available to prevent no deal”.

His letter said: “The country is heading into a constitutional and political storm, so it is vital that we meet urgently, before Parliament returns. 

“The chaos and dislocation of Boris Johnson’s no deal Brexit is real and threatening, as the Government’s leaked Operation Yellowhammer dossier makes crystal clear.

“That’s why we must do everything we can to stop it.” 

The letter came after Mr Corbyn wrote to senior opposition politicians last week and outlined proposals to call a vote of no confidence in the Government in the autumn.

Under the proposals, Mr Corbyn would lead a temporary government which would extend Article 50 and call a general election.

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Meanwhile Brexit Party MEP Rupert Lowe MEP said an early general election would just emphasis how the Labour Party wants to cancel Brexit because “they didn’t like what the people said”.

He previously told Express.co.uk: “Corbyn plans to stuff the Commons full of pro-EU Labour Party apparatchiks who will stop at nothing to thwart Brexit.”

The anti-Brexit Liberal Democrat party, Jo Swinson, has also said Mr Corbyn is not the right figurehead for an emergency government.

She said: “We are facing a national crisis. We may need an emergency government to resolve it but if Jeremy Corbyn truly wants that to succeed, surely even he can see, he cannot lead it.”

The 2011 Fixed Term Parliaments Act rules only two circumstances in which a general election can be called prior to 2022, either by Parliament resolving a two-thirds majority that there should be one, or after a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.

Mr Johnson would need to take the first route in order to call an election.

Five opposition parties Labour Party, the SNP, Change UK, Plaid Cymru and the Green Party have agreed to meet in a desperate attempt to block Brexit.

They will meet to brainstorm a plot to take down the new Prime Minister and stop no deal Brexit.



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