Jeremy Corbyn has accused Prime Minister Theresa May of demeaning her office by delaying the key vote on her Brexit deal, saying the paralysis of government means other pressing problems are being ignored.
Opening an emergency Commons debate, Corbyn told MPs that May should immediately put the plan before parliament.
“Yesterday the prime minister demeaned her office by unilaterally taking her discredited deal off the table and running away rather than face the verdict of this house,” the Labour leader said.
“This is no longer a functioning government and the prime minister must admit her deal is dead. Her shambolic negotiations have ended in failure and she no longer has the authority to negotiate for Britain when she doesn’t even have the authority of her own party.”
Meanwhile, SNP’s Westminster Leader Ian Blackford has urged Corbyn to call no-confidence vote.
Blackford said “our rights to vote down her plans have been removed at [the] whim” and questions “where is the parliamentary democracy she talks about?”
“…This is not a time for floundering, this is a time for leadership,” he says, “it is time for the prime minister to move aside and let Parliament lead while the people decide,” he said.