'They're sabotaging the UK': Boris Johnson slams Jeremy Corbyn's rabble alliance

Mail Online | 8/27/2019 | Daniel Martin Policy Editor For The Daily Mail;Joel Adams For Mailonline
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Boris Johnson condemned a 'coalition of anti-democrats' last night after opposition parties banded together in a new attempt to block a No Deal Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn secured the support of five other parties yesterday in his bid to further delay Britain's departure from the EU.

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The five other leaders had forced the Labour leader to drop his preferred option of tabling a vote of no confidence.

Instead, the opposition groups agreed to prioritise passing a law to extend Article 50 again.

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Last night, Mr Corbyn wrote an extraordinary plea to dozens of Tory MPs urging them to defy their leader. His letter – to 116 Tory and independent MPs, including Theresa May and Philip Hammond – asked them to support efforts to block a No Deal Brexit.

But No10 hit back, warning that the MPs were 'sabotaging' the UK's negotiating position and ignoring the will of the people.

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A source said: 'We are now making progress because our European partners realise we are serious about leaving the EU on October 31 – no ifs, no buts.

'It's utterly perverse that Corbyn and his allies are actively seeking to sabotage the UK's position.

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'This coalition of anti-democrats should be honest with the British public, they are against us leaving the EU no matter what. The Government believes politicians don't get to choose which public votes they respect.'

Mr Johnson tweeted that 'the referendum result must be respected' and restated his commitment to the October 31 date.

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Mr Corbyn hosted talks yesterday morning with Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, Change UK's Anna Soubry, Green MP Caroline Lucas and the leaders of the SNP and Plaid Cymru.

The five other parties forced Mr Corbyn to abandon his preferred plan of tabling a no confidence vote.

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He had hoped they would support him as a caretaker prime minister in a so-called government of 'national unity'.

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