To discuss ways of avoiding a no-deal Brexit, the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has met other opposition party leaders. He had planned to become a caretaker PM after defeating the government in a no-confidence vote.
In his letter, he vowed to discuss “all tactics available” to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal which is scheduled on October 31. Tory Party chairman James Cleverly said Mr. Corbyn was offering “chaos, delay, and uncertainty”.
Change UK, The SNP, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, and Green Party all accepted the invitation to meet Mr. Corbyn and talk about his proposals. Jeremy also invited Conservative MPs opposed to a no-deal exit, but they denied from attending.
Former Attorney General Dominic Grieve said that he was not able to make it but was willing to meet Mr. Corbyn at another time. Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage condemned those attending and stated, they were “very out of touch with public opinion” and leaving the EU without an agreement was now “the only acceptable deal”.
Mr. Corbyn also stated that if he wins a no-confidence vote, he will delay Brexit and will call a snap election and campaign for another referendum. The no-deal exit was also not supported by the Liberal Democrats and some-potential Tory allies.
Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer said Tuesday’s meeting would be “a pretty frank discussion” about the options available.
“Today is about, can we get a unified approach that we agree? There’ll have to be given and take, but we must have a plan that everybody can coalesce around and that we implement as soon as we can next week,” he told sources.
Apart from Mr. Corbyn’s no-confidence plan, the MPs will also be discussing legislative measures to block a potential no-deal, Sir Keir said. “I think they’re direct, I think they’re effective. I want something with a legal edge.”
Britain PM Boris Johnson was asked on Monday, about the G7 summit in France to which he replied, “I think it’s the job of everybody in Parliament to get this thing done.”
“I think it’s what the people want, I also think, by the way, it’s what our friends and partners on the other side of the Channel want – they want it over,” he added.