He says his party is open to a ‘Leave Alliance’, but will go it alone if Johnson continues to rebuff their advances.
The best epitaph on his Speakership is provided in this series of interventions by the former Leader of the House.
“This was a horrific loss of life – and of course it was a tragedy that should never have happened”.
WATCH: A fly in the ointment? Blackford says that the EU citizens and 16 year olds should be able to vote.
The Government has pledged to pull the Bill in the event of either of these conditions being put into it.
WATCH: Yes, we do. “It is time for real change,” says Corbyn, indicating that his party won’t oppose a poll
“Labour backs a general election because we want this country to be rid of this reckless and destructive Conservative government.”
WATCH: No, they don’t. Johnson says Labour wants to spin an election out until “the twelfth of never”
“The climate of uncertainty is beginning to hold everybody back from making vital everyday decisions.”
For the third time, the Commons ducks an election. So the Prime Minister pledges a Bill to force a poll on December 12
It’s 299 votes for and 79 against – once again, not enough to deliver the two thirds majority required by the Fixed Terms Parliament Ac.
WATCH: Swinson says that her party’s new bill sets a date for the next election – and takes No Deal off table
The Lib Dem bill supported by the SNP provides for an election on 9 December and ‘removes the threat’ of No Deal’, explains Jo Swinson.
Labour will not support an election until a Brexit extension is agreed, says the Shadow Home Secretary.
The Conservative Party Chairman is adamant the UK could still leave EU this week.
Former Chancellor Philip Hammond dismisses Johnson’s deal as ‘a limited achievement, maybe, but a limited achievement”.
“It refers this issue back to the people so we can end the gridlock in Westminster,” explains Chuka Umunna.
WATCH: The LibDem election offer. ‘It’s just a stunt so that they can get on the telly,’ insists the Shadow Health Secretary
Jon Ashworth dismisses a counter-offer on an election by the Lib Dems and SNP.
“If they want more time to study this excellent deal, they can have it, but they must agree to a general election on December 12.”
“The European Union will decide whether there’s going to be an extension granted or not. That extension will obviously encompass whether there’s a No Deal or not.”