Corbyn warns Prime Minister: General election is coming

Elias Hubbard
September 12, 2019

Labour MPs are divided over what to do next on Brexit.

The UK opposition Labour Party leader Corbyn is out on the wires now, via Reuters, looking to already push an election agenda.

"If you are a worker with a boss who makes you work extra hours with no pay, or forces you into a unsafe situation, you deserve a government that fights for you", Corbyn said. "A general election might well fail to solve this Brexit chaos".

Boris Johnson has defended his decision to suspend Parliament until mid-October and said any suggestion it was anti-democratic was a "load of nonsense". This is the scheduled date for the Queen´s annual speech to open the new legislative year.

Parliament will vote Monday evening on whether to hold a general election, before being suspended for five weeks into mid-October.

Meanwhile, the race is on to replace John Bercow as Commons Speaker after he announced his intention to stand down next month.

The discontent towards the measures taken by the Prime Minister started to show on the first day, when Phillip Lee, a member of the Conservative Party, walked to the Liberal Democrat Party as Johnson spoke, giving the opposition the majority of MPs with 320 members to the the government's 319.

Likewise, he noted that the Conservative Party would use a hard Brexit as an excuse to sell-off public services, do away with regulations that protect the United Kingdom population and strip workers of their rights. Acutely aware that the eurozone remains economically sluggish with sky-high unemployment, that tensions with the Polish, Romanian and Italian governments are growing and, in France's case, that its own privatisation project and attacks on workers' rights have led to widespread and incendiary resentment, some see Britain's never-ending Brexit saga as a source of further destabilisation they could do without.

"Only Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will deliver Brexit by 31 October, no ifs or buts, so we can move on and focus on the issues that matter to people - investing in the NHS, reducing violent crime and cutting the cost of living".

He will add: 'Very hard though it was, I and many others respected the result of the 2016 referendum for a long time.

Speaking in Brighton, Corbyn said: "Congress, the coming general election will be a chance for a real change of direction". He needed support from two-thirds of Parliament, but only received 298 votes.

It is not clear how Watson expects parliament as it is now constituted to make a definite decision on Brexit, when the set of MPs now sitting have only shown an ability to delay and block various routes - from leaving with Theresa May's deal to exiting without a deal.

Several economists agree that leaving the European Union without a deal could damage the UK´s economy, and others maintain that this prediction is an exaggeration.

He said: "In my constituency, in the most Labour wards, it was the most Brexit". Finally, there would be no transition period, which was part of previous PM Theresa May's proposed deal, rejected by MPs.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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