Worldwide

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.



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


11 September 2019
Trudeau calls federal election to begin formal campaign
Mr Scheer, 40, formerly the youngest-ever speaker in Canada's House of Commons, took the helm of the right-leaning party in 2017. Jagmeet Singh says the election comes down to a clear question for voters: Who can you count on?

11 September 2019
Samsung Says Hundreds of Apps Now Optimized for Galaxy Fold
From a dual-camera setup on the Galaxy A30 , Samsung has added another sensor to the camera module on the back of the A30s. Both smartphones pack a 4,000mAh battery with support for 15W fast charging and run Android 9.0 Pie OS out-of-the-box.

11 September 2019
Google Pixel 4 XL to Come with 6.23-inch Display, Snapdragon 855
It also confirms that the display will have a 3040×1440 QHD+ resolution, with a pixel density of 540ppi. The YouTuber briefly shows the apps installed on their device, including a Recorder app.

11 September 2019
Android users need to delete these 24 apps infected the ‘Joker’ malware
Now it appears that Google is finally done with testing the Play Pass and will soon hit the Google PlayStore shelf for purchase. Back in March this year, Apple launched its game streaming platform called Apple Arcade featuring more than 100 games .

11 September 2019
Three Texas teens treated for vape-related lung issues
USA 18-year-old Maddie Nelson was put into a medically-induced coma after her lungs started to deteriorate. The unnamed victim of this mysterious lung disease was described as having pre-existing health conditions.

11 September 2019
House Judiciary Committee to vote Thursday on procedures regarding impeachment
Underwood and some other House Democrats on Tuesday said the questions over impeachment were nonstop during the summer. There are additional questions of violations of the emoluments clauses of the Constitution, Nadler added.

11 September 2019
England drop Jason Roy for final Ashes Test
Roy's omission is no great surprise as he has struggled throughout the series having started it as an opening batsman. Ben Stokes will play as a batsman only after injuring his shoulder at Old Trafford.

11 September 2019
Zimbabwe's Mugabe to Lie in State at 2 Different Stadiums
The statement did not mention details of where Mugabe would be buried, fueling speculation about his final resting place. The chiefs have not told us where he will be buried, so it is not clear yet.

11 September 2019
Apple Changes App Store Algorithm to Address Antitrust Complaint
Two Apple executives, when presented with the data, admitted that the App Store search results were loaded with Apple's own apps. However, the list doesn't have 14 of them and makes room for third-party apps, allowing them to rank as per their potential.

30 August 2019
The FIBA Basketball World Cup Is Starting, Can Someone Stop Team USA?
The two Balkan sides have a bunch of NBA stars in their ranks, as well as players from the top European basketball leagues. The teams will then have the chance to rest for 2 days, before returning for the second group stage on September 7 th .