Party finds itself isolated after opposition figures – and some Tories – say they would back Labour planThe Liberal Democrats are under growing pressure to back Jeremy Corbyn as a caretaker prime minister to stop a no-deal Brexit after leading opposition figures and even one former Conservative minister said they were open to the idea.With anti-no-deal groups rapidly calibrating their positions in the aftermath of Corbyn’s intervention, a split has opened up among MPs hoping to block Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy. But while the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens said they would engage with Corbyn’s offer, the Lib Dem leader, Jo Swinson, laid out a rival plan for a national unity government led by the Tory veteran Ken Clarke or Labour’s Harriet Harman. Continue reading…
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/aug/15/lib-dems-urged-to-back-corbyn-as-interim-pm-to-stop-no-deal-brexit
Author : Jessica Elgot, Rowena Mason and Severin Carrell
Publish date : 2019-08-15 18:32:35
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