brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Jeremy Corbyn suggested he will agree to a general election within ‘weeks’ today as he lashed out at the ‘farce’ of the Queen’s Speech. Speaking in the Commons after the State Opening of Parliament, the Labour leader insisted Boris Johnson knows he cannot get any of the draft legislation unveiled by the monarch through. But heckled by Tories that he was preventing the government from going to the country, Mr Corbyn said he had committed to supporting a ballot as soon as a No Deal Brexit is ruled out. ‘There has never been such a farce as a government with a majority of minus 45 and a 100 per cent record of defeat in the House of Commons setting out a legislative agenda they know cannot be delivered in this Parliament,’ he said. Responding to cries that he should allow an election, Mr Corbyn said: ‘I said to the PM last month, get the (Brexit) extension, take us away from the dangers of No Deal and then we are in a position to do that… ‘We may be just weeks away from the first Queen’s Speech of a Labour government.’ Mr Corbyn’s comments came as… Read full this story
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