The leader of Britain’s biggest opposition party on Wednesday urged other opposition forces to unite, topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative government and prevent Britain from leaving the European Union in October without a divorce agreement.
The move came after Johnson accused anti-Brexit U.K. politicians of collaborating with the EU to stymie Britain’s exit from the bloc.
Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the main opposition Labour Party, said he planned to call a no-confidence vote in Johnson’s government “at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success” once Parliament returns from its summer break in September.
In a letter to other opposition leaders and pro-EU Conservative lawmakers, the Labour chief said Parliament should then unite behind a Corbyn-led “temporary government” that would seek a delay to Brexit day — currently scheduled for Oct. 31 — and call a national election.
The thought that Parliament would vote to make Jeremy Corbyn Prime Minister is laughable. Most of his own MPs don’t think he is competent or capable, let alone the other parties.
The latest Ipsos poll found a -50% net approval rating for Corbyn. Only 19% think he is doing a good job and 69% a poor job. Even of those who voted Labour in 2017 only 38% say he is doing well and 56% poorly.