Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during an anti-Brexit demonstration at George Square in Glasgow, Scotland August 31, 2019.
Labour declared class war on Boris Johnson today time as Jeremy Corbyn accused him of trying Brexit for his "rich associates".
More importantly, British media had reported over the weekend that PM Johnson had been preparing to disobey parliament's order to request an extension of the Brexit deadline.
"As the prime minister's top adviser reportedly said, the negotiations are "a sham".
Mr Corbyn will also call for a general election - but is not expected to say when he wants polling day to take place.
The demand was passed in the House of Commons by a vote of 311 to 302 at an emergency meeting.
"If you are a worker with a boss who makes you work extra hours with no pay, or forces you into a risky situation, you deserve a government that fights for you", Corbyn said.
During his speech, the Labour leader said he refused to let the election be dictated on the prime minister's terms and committed to delivering a campaign for a second referendum which would include a "credible option to Leave and Remain". "I can only speculate as to the reasons behind his hesitation, but the obvious conclusion is that he does not think he will win".Читайте также: JPMorgan Chase creates 'Volfefe Index' to measure how Trump's tweets impact market
The Labour leader vowed to unleash the biggest "people-powered" campaign ever seen as battle lines for a forthcoming election were drawn.
And it was here that he laid out the conditions under which he will back prime minister Boris Johnson's calls for the country to head to the polls yet again. "So we are now consulting on whether it's better to go long, therefore, rather than to go short".
He said: "In my constituency, in the most Labour wards, it was the most Brexit".
In response, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the government would always uphold the law but the legislation in question was "flawed" and the United Kingdom would continue to negotiate on the basis of leaving the European Union on 31 October.
"We will adhere to the law but we will also - because this is such a bad piece of legislation - want to test to the limit what it actually lawfully requires", he told Sky News' Sophy Ridge on Sunday programme.
Amber Rudd, who resigned as work and pensions secretary at the weekend told the BBC there was "very little evidence" the government would get a new deal, and when she asked for details of the efforts she received a "one-page summary".
Speaking on the Andrew Marr show, Mr Javid said: "We absolutely now need an election".
While this might offer some comfort to businesses and investors, it didn't stop the FTSE 100 from falling into the red on Monday morning.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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