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Labour is backing away from granting Boris Johnson the 14 October general election he is threatening, fearing a "trick" that will end in a no-deal Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn will only deliver the two-thirds Commons majority required to trigger a snap poll if legislation to block a no deal is "locked down" first, the party says.

Labour also fears Mr Johnson could be handed the election - and only then switch the date to after 31 October, when the UK would have left the EU.

"We are not daft enough to see a tactic dictated by PM Johnson which is designed to land us with a no-deal Brexit and to fall for that," said Tony Lloyd, the shadow Northern Ireland secretary.

And Corbyn says..?

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 09:23:53 AM EST
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