Jeremy Corbyn has backed cross-party plans to delay a vote of no confidence in Boris Johnson and prioritise rebel MPs’ attempts to use legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit, with plans set to be agreed by the end of the week. In a meeting with opposition parties convened by the Labour leader, Corbyn opened the discussion by reassuring MPs that Labour would not seek a premature vote of no confidence that might stymie legislative efforts to stop no deal. But there could yet be a conflict over who should lead the push for legislation to stop a no-deal Brexit. Corbyn said he would “propose the parliamentary process which would mean the legislation can be laid”, though other opposition MPs have made it clear they believe the moves must be led by backbenchers. Key opposition MPs will convene smaller meetings to discuss plans for legislation over the next 48 hours and party leaders hope to speak again by the end of the week, according to sources. MPs’ efforts were given a fresh sense urgency on Tuesday evening as rumours swirled at Westminster that the privy council of senior ministers was preparing to meet the Queen at Balmoral this week, perhaps as… Read full this story
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