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Watch: Corbyn demands election to ‘break Brexit deadlock’

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Once again labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called on members of the parliament to help his opposition party “break the deadlock” over Brexit and support his call for a motion of no confidence in the government to trigger an election.

Pledging to vote against Theresa May’s deal next week, Corbyn said only a Labour government could secure an accord with the European Union that would re-unite Britain, a move that would, he acknowledged, most probably require an extension of the Brexit talks with Brussels.

With less than three months before Britain leaves the EU, the parliament is deadlocked over how to proceed with Brexit.

Corbyn said if May had confidence in her deal, she should “call that election and let the people decide”.

“If the government cannot pass its most important legislation then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity,” he told media in the northern English city of Wakefield.

“Clearly, Labour does not have enough MPs in parliament to win a confidence vote on its own. So members across the House (of Commons) should vote with us to break the deadlock,” he said, adding Labour would call a vote of no confidence when it had the greatest chance of success.




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