Jeremy Corbyn To Repeat General Election Demand To Break Brexit ‘deadlock’

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Jeremy Corbyn To Repeat General Election Demand To Break Brexit ‘deadlock’

Britain’s main opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday called for a general election to resolve the current deadlock in parliament over Brexit, arguing that he would renegotiate the agreement with Brussels if he came to power.

“If the government cannot pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity,” he said, speaking at an electronic components factory in Wakefield in northern England.

There has yet to be signs of a significant shift in attitudes among sceptical MPs, despite government efforts to win over opponents of the agreement.

Speaking in Wakefield, Mr Corbyn is expected to say: 'Let there be no doubt: Theresa May's deal is a bad deal and Labour will vote against it next week in parliament.

'If the government cannot pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity.

'A government that cannot get its business through the House of Commons is no government at all.

The UK is set to leave the European Union on 29 March. The withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU - covering things like trade, expat citizens' rights and setting up a 20-month transition period - will only come into force if MPs back it in a vote.

Labour is set to vote against Mrs May's deal next Tuesday and if, as widely expected, it is defeated, they are expected to start moves to trigger a general election.