Amid united outrage over Boris Johnson’s anti-democratic antics, Labour has had some respite from Brexit rows recently. But a public fare-up was due, and it has arrived. Labour’s current position was summed up by Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the TUC congress 2019 yesterday: “And in that election, we will commit to a public vote with a credible option to leave and the option to remain.” No more, no less. That is pretty straight-forward, but it does leave a couple of key questions unanswered. What is the credible Leave option? And would Labour back Remain in that referendum?
Another vote is due to be held on Monday, after Boris Johnson’s visit to Farmleigh House, Dublin.
OPPOSITION PARTIES IN the UK have agreed to block Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request for a snap general election until a no-deal Brexit has been prevented.
Johnson is to table a second motion to dissolve parliament on Monday, after a vote on Wednesday failed to reach the required two-thirds majority (298 ayes to 56 noes).
Yesterday Johnson said yet againthat he didn’t want an election: “… But frankly I don’t see any other way. It’s the only way to get this thing moving.”
“Boris Johnson is on the run,” Plaid Cymru leader Liz Saville Roberts told Sky News.
Boris Johnson’s brother Jo was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest” in the latest blow for the PM//BY:
Mikey SmithPolitical Correspondent
The time for tinkering around the edges is over – MPs should vote for revocation in the autumn, followed by a referendum//By JONATHAN LIS
As he becomes PM, new Tory leader knows he has to unite his party – and deliver Brexit