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Election not referendum is the priority, says Jeremy Corbyn in Walsall

Election not referendum is the priority, says Jeremy Corbyn in Walsall”

In his first public speech after the suspension of Parliament decreed by Johnson, Corbyn lashed out at the United Kingdom prime minister, who is seeking to leave the European Union (EU) without a deal.

Johnson's bid to quit the bloc "do or die" on October 31 has hit the buffers: parliament has ordered him to delay Brexit until 2020 unless he strikes a deal while a new Brexit Party is threatening to poach Conservative voters.

He wrote in the Sunday Telegraph: "Johnson should cast his mind back to the European elections in May, in which his party came fifth, and ask himself: does he want the Tories to find themselves in a similarly disastrous position when the results of the next general election come in, or does he want to sign a non-aggression pact with me and return to Downing Street?"

Although Corbyn and other opposition leaders denied Johnson's motion to call an early election in a dramatic night in the House of Commons on Monday, the Labour leader's speech was reminiscent of the party's 2017 campaign which saw them win 30 seats and wipe out the Conservative's majority. "That is our first priority", he said.

For Labour, deputy leader Tom Watson is expected to say a single-issue Brexit election may not break the deadlock in parliament - something only a second referendum can achieve with certainty.

Farage's Brexit Party took out a wraparound ad in the Daily Express, as well as a full page ad in the Sun, to make his pitch to the Tories.

"We can't ask people to vote to renegotiate then might ask the public to vote that down", he tweeted.

Corbyn says Labour would offer the people a second referendum on a credible option to leave against remaining in the European Union after an election.

Tom Watson right is at odds with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit
Tom Watson right is at odds with Jeremy Corbyn over Brexit

The 70-year-old said an incoming Labour government would hold a new referendum - with Remain and a "credible" option for Leave on the ballot paper.

It is not clear how Watson expects parliament as it is now constituted to make a definite decision on Brexit, when the set of MPs now sitting have only shown an ability to delay and block various routes - from leaving with Theresa May's deal to exiting without a deal.

"We are plugged into the ongoing discussions about alternative arrangements, we have a significant role to play and, therefore, I would argue that our influence remains", he told Radio 4's World at One programme.

"We are ready for that election, we are ready to unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we've ever seen in this country and in this movement", he stated.

As a man who enjoys the occasional glass of claret, Nigel Farage is fully aware he is drinking in the last chance saloon with his snubbed offer of a Brexit pact with Boris Johnson.

In a speech to the TUC conference, he will tell delegates: "Prime Minister Johnson now thinks that by shutting down Parliament he will shut us up".

"We're ready for that election", Jeremy Corbyn said yesterday. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Johnson, who was a figurehead for the Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum, when 52 percent of voters backed Brexit, has rejected opposition complaints that he was denying parliament the right to debate Brexit in an undemocratic way.



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