Labour to push for no confidence vote as British PM Boris Johnson rules out election

NO CONFIDENCE: Corbyn said a no-deal outcome would be unacceptable. Credit: Shutterstock

THE leader of Britain’s Labour opposition has said the party will table a no confidence motion against Boris Johnson’s government after the prime minister ruled out calling a snap election.

Jeremy Corbyn said Labour would push for a no confidence vote at a point where they can win it. Boris Johnson said calling a general election was the ‘last thing’ he wanted to do.

Corbyn said Labour would do ‘everything’ to stop a no-deal including holding the no confidence vote.


“The prime minister seems to be trying to slip no-deal through, slip past Parliament and slip past the British people,” Corbyn told British media.

“No-deal will be really serious. Serious for food prices, for medical supplies, for trade, for investment, and it will drive us straight into the hands of the sort of trade deal that Donald Trump wants to do with Boris Johnson.

“I’m sorry, it’s not on, it’s not acceptable. We will do everything we can to block it,” the Labour leader added.

It comes as Johnson said Britain would leave the EU on Thursday October 31 with or without a deal. The government’s preparations to face a no-deal outcome have also been ramped up.

The prime minister recently pledged almost €2.3 billion-worth of funding for no-deal preparations. Labour said the money was an ‘appalling waste’.


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