Jeremy Corbyn to grant PM General Election if Brexit not delivered by Halloween
Insiders say the Labour Party is willing to give Boris Johnson the General Election he craves on November 26 if the under-fire PM fails to deliver Brexit by Halloween.
Sources claim Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will agree to get behind a new attempt by the PM to shut down Parliament and head to the polls if he tables a vote on October 21.
With a Brexit delay looking increasingly likely, the date is the first available in the House of Commons if talks with the EU collapse.
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Any future election would then be held a full 25 days later as set out by the 2011 Fixed Term Parliament Act.
Corbyn is attempting to take control of the agenda over an imminent election that is likely to be fought on Parliament's handling of Brexit.
The Islington North MP is due to travel to Northampton where he will call out Johnson on his handling of Brexit, the Sun reports.
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He is expected to say: “It’s simple: obey the law, take No Deal off the table and then let’s have the election.
“We’re ready and champing at the bit. There’s only one reason it hasn’t happened yet — we can’t trust you.”
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Sources close to No 10 insist that the PM still wants a General Election as soon as possible. A hectic Winter schedule will dictate that any poll must be held before the end of November.
Boris Johnson will host a NATO summit in December where he will address international leaders on security issues.
Mr Corbyn, however, is likely to find it difficult to find enough support from Remainer MPs who want to have a second referendum on Europe before any General Election.
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