UK Labour leader Corbyn: I am ready to fight an election

Thursday, 12 Sep, 2019

Wednesday will also mark a deadline set by MPs for the Government to publish communications connected to prorogation and no-deal Brexit planning. They demonstrate that it is the only party with a vision radical enough to tackle the deep-rooted systemic problems we face.

"If we go into the middle of the road in a fudgey way we will be run down", said the Labour MP for Pontypridd, supporting Watson's insistence on delaying a General Election until after a second referendum.

'No one can trust the word of a prime minister who is threatening to break the law to force through no-deal, ' Corbyn stressed, after recalling that an exit from the European Union on bad terms would result in job losses, trigger food price increases and cause a shortage of medicines in the UK.

Mr Farage claimed that Dominic Cummings" opinion of the Brexit Party was "petty'.

Brussels officials are wary of being used by Downing Street to give the Tory leader an advantage in a possible general election.

"In the next few weeks the establishment will come after us with all they've got, because they know we're not afraid to take them on".

Resurgent Lib Dems and Scottish nationalists threaten his hopes of a majority, while Jeremy Corbyn's Labour are unpredictable, well-funded and risky because of it. I don't accept it, I don't agree with it.

If Labour doesn't commit to remain during the election, then it hopes to be inoculated against the charge that it would waste time negotiating a Leave option that it would never endorse. So today we are announcing that the next Labour government will bring about the biggest extension of rights for workers our country has ever seen.

"Very hard though it was, I and many others respected the result of the 2016 referendum for a long time", he said.

Opponents said the real reason was to shut down debate and challenges to his Brexit plans.

"We have defeated the Government six times, we are united around the idea there should be a referendum on any outcome this Government puts forward, and that we should have a referendum in our manifesto, and that remain should be one of the options in that referendum".

Meanwhile, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled that the prime minister's suspension of the UK Parliament was unlawful.

But the only way to break the Brexit deadlock once and for all is a public vote in a referendum.

The PM is expected on Tuesday to continue to campaign for the election he is yet to have any success in triggering.

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.