Monday, 19 August, 2019

No-deal Brexit during election campaign unconstitutional, warns Jeremy Corbyn

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The Institute for Government has claimed that "time is running out" for the Remainers who are attempting to delay Brexit, and that "simply voting against" no-deal can not stop Boris Johnson.

The Labour leader has written to Sir Mark Sedwill warning it would be an "anti-democratic abuse of power" if the Prime Minister was to deny voters a choice on Britain's European Union future in an election campaign.

Some lawmakers are looking at ways to try to stop any move to take Britain out of the European Union without a deal, including bringing a motion of no confidence against Johnson's government, which has a majority of one, when parliament reconvenes in September.

Sir Vince said: "There is this phrase about "government of national unity" which I think is rather misleading as it conjures up phrases from the Ramsay Macdonald era" referring to the Labour leader who formed a coalition with the opposition in 1931.

Last month medical research charity Wellcome Trust warned a no-deal Brexit would threaten innovation.

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"Forcing through no-deal against a decision of parliament, and denying the choice to the voters in a general election already underway, would be an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of power by a prime minister elected, not by the public, but by a small number of unrepresentative Conservative Party members", Corbyn wrote.

In his letter, Corbyn demanded clarification of the rules around 'purdah, ' the specific period of time during an election campaign in the United Kingdom when the government is precluded from making major policy announcements.

"A Labour government will never support a no-deal exit, so would of course "want the opportunity to take a different view".

It comes after it emerged on Thursday that the Tory government is preparing to call an election "days after" the Brexit deadline date of October 31 - if a majority of UK MPs vote no-confidence in his administration, according to the Financial Times.

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