British Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn wants the other opposition leaders to appoint him as acting prime minister to prevent a no-deal brexit. Prime Minister Boris Johnson must disappear from the scene with a vote of no confidence. Corbyn sets out his plan in a letter, the BBC writes. It also states that there is a strictly limited term for his new government.
If Corbyn receives enough support for the vote of no confidence, he wants to postpone the brexit, launch early elections and start a campaign for a new referendum. His main argument is that leaving the EU without agreement would cause major problems in the areas of food, medicine, employment, industry and investment.
The Labor leader also criticizes the way Johnson seeks to connect with President Trump in order to conclude a favorable trade agreement, he said in an explanation. According to Corbyn, this can only be detrimental to jobs, rules, food standards and workers’ rights in the United Kingdom.
“He leads us away from Europe, straight into the arms of Donald Trump, in his compulsive course towards a no-deal Brexit.”
Corbyn wants the people to have the opportunity to choose between leaving the EU without agreement and staying in the EU.
Downing Street said in a reaction that Corbyn would annul the referendum and ruin the economy if he became prime minister. Prime Minister Johnson is looking for an agreement with the European Union, but for him the date of 31 October is more important. Then the British must be from the EU, deal or no deal, is his position.
The leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinsons, calls Corbyn’s plans absurd. Corbyn intends to submit the motion at the first opportunity when he could get enough support. To do this, he must get the majority of the parliamentarians behind him.