Labor leader Corbin pledges support for early UK elections

Labor leader Corbin pledges support for early UK elections
UK Labor Leader Jeremy Corbin Photo: Reuters

The leader of the opposition Labor Party of Great Britain Jeremy Corbin said that his party will support early elections in the country.

“I always said that we are ready for the elections, and our support depends on whether they will be removed from the Brexit agenda without an agreement (between London and Brussels),” said Corbin, quoted by Sky News on Tuesday.

Corbin explained that the Labor Party’s condition was met “for the next three months.” The EU and London have agreed to move Brexit from October 31, 2019, to January 31, 2020.

Corbin promised that his party would launch “the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change” in the UK.

Despite the fact that the Labor leader supported the early elections, he did not specify whether his party would support the election bill on December 12, which will be submitted on Tuesday by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, BBC News notes.

If Labor does vote for the bill proposed by Johnson, he will almost certainly get enough votes to become law.

Johnson has already submitted the initiative for early elections to the parliament three times, but all three times was unable to get the required two-thirds of the votes of the deputies, in particular, because the Labor Party abstained from voting.

After another failure of the initiative on Monday, Johnson said that next time he would not submit the initiative to parliament, but a bill, which would require a simple majority vote. The consideration of this bill will begin on Tuesday at about 13:00 London time.

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