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10/13, 10:28 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Will take parlt action against Johnson if no extension - Corbyn

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn (pictured) said on Sunday he will take parliamentary action against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson if he does not request an Article 50 extension as required by the Benn act. This would be done either through legislation or a vote of confidence, Labour head told the Sky News, asserting he should be the interim prime minister in the case the government failed the vote.

Further, Corbyn stated it was unlikely he would support a deal between Johnson and the European Union due to problems relating to Irish backstop and regulation and deregulation coming from the trade arrangement agreed. Additionally, he said he would "caution" MPs against backing a confirmatory referendum on any deal.

"I would caution them on this because my view would be that I would want a deal that resembles the five pillars we've put forward and that obviously would command support and obviously does have wide support within the Labour Party and the trade unions," Corbyn said, adding he wanted to protect workers', consumer and environmental rights, and have "that trade relationship" with Europe.

Breaking the News / MD