JEREMY Corbyn and Tory rebels shut down Boris Johnson’s demands for a snap election on Wednesday.
The Labour leader rammed through laws to stop a No Deal Brexit and was called a ‘chicken’ by Boris. Here’s the latest.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in north London
What are Jeremy Corbyn’s views on Brexit?
The Labour leader has become the first Opposition leader in history to block a general election.
He was called a hypocrite after he ordered his MPs not to back Boris Johnson’s proposal of going to the polls on October 15, despite his non-stop demands for an election ever since he lost in 2017.
In a recent poll by Politico found 43 per cent of voters would favour crashing out of the bloc while 35 per cent would prefer Corbyn as PM.
If elected, he vowed to end austerity, pour cash into railways and roads, and reverse most benefit cuts.
But Labour has also promised to cut public debt – meaning they will have to slap tax hikes to bankroll their spree.
Critics said the brutal figures show that a Corbyn government would leave many hard-working Brits poorer.
Corbyn’s spokesman said on Wednesday that Labour would be ready to countenance supporting a general election as soon as the bill drawn up by backbench rebels to block a no-deal Brexit has passed.
“The bill that is going to parliament today needs to pass. It needs to pass all its stages. It needs to go through and have royal assent – and once we’re confident they can’t crash out and no deal is taken off the table for 31 October, we will support a general election,” he said.“What we’re trying to prevent is the use of any parliamentary procedure or prerogative powers or arrangements in relation to the date of the election to force through a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.” He added: “We want to have a general election as soon as possible and we believe that is the best way to settle not only this issue, but all the issues facing the country.
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