The leader of the labor party, Jeremy Corbyn has stepped up calls for a general election “ at the earliest opportunity” to “break the standoff” over Brexit. In a speech, he said a new government would have a fresh instruction to uphold a better withdrawal deal with the EU. He told Theresa May: “ If you are so confident in your deal, call that election, and let the people decide.” The Conservatives said Labour did not have a plan for Brexit and were “ playing politics”. The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29th March. The elimination agreement between the UK and Eu -covering things like trading deals, expat citizens, rights and set up a 20-month transitional period – will only come into force if MPs support it in a vote.
Labour is set to vote against the deal of Mrs. May in this key vote, as widely assumed, it is defeated, they are hoped to take initiative attempts to prompt a general election. Asked if this would happen immediately, Mr. Corbyn said Labour would “table a motion of no confidence in the government at the moment we judge it to have the best chance of success ”.
If most of MPs back a no-confidence motion, the government will get 14 days to try and win another confidence vote – if it can not do that, the general election will be conducted.
Mr. Corbyn said: “Clearly, Labour does not have enough MPs in parliament to win a confidence vote on its own. So members across the House should vote with us to break the deadlock. ”
Northern Democratic Unionist Party of the Northern Ireland, which is also against Mrs. May’s deal, has said it will back her in any confidence vote.
As the debate on the Brexit deal reinstituted for the second of five days, it emerged that some of Mr. Corbyn’s Leave-supporting backbench MPs have been discussing with Theresa May about backing her deal if she can guarantee environmental standards and rights workers.