Will Jeremy Corbyn BLOCK an election? Labour says it WON'T back a vote before No Deal is ruled out

Mail Online | 9/3/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline
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Labour descended into chaos today as it emerged Jeremy Corbyn could block a snap election.

Boris Johnson made a bold threat to call an immediate poll last night as he faces an all-out revolt by Remainer MPs to block No Deal Brexit.

PM - Motion - Ballot - October - Government

The PM will table a motion triggering a ballot on October 14 if the government loses a crunch showdown in the Commons tonight.

Mr Corbyn said last night he was 'delighted' by the prospect of giving the public the opportunity to decide - suggesting that Labour would help secure the two-thirds majority required to force an early election.

Party - Position - Tatters - Today - Allies

But the party's position was in tatters today after allies said they would only back an election if there is a cast-iron guarantee it will happen before the Halloween Brexit deadline.

The wavering drew ridicule from Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who said that if Mr Corbyn stood in the way of an election it would be the 'mother of all U-turns'.

Shadow - Attorney - Baroness - Chakrabarti - Party

Shadow attorney general Baroness Chakrabarti said the party's priority was to stop the UK crashing out of the EU.

'We've got to get a locked-in guarantee that Britain would not crash out of the EU in an election campaign period,' she told BBC Radio 4's Today programme.

Minister - Period - Election - Date - Priority

'We've also got to try as best as possible to ensure that it wouldn't be possible for the sitting squatting prime minister in this period to set a general election and then change the date. The priority this morning is preventing this no-deal crash out.

'Then of course if we get the sequencing right and we can get sufficient support across the house we live and breathe for a general election.'

Government - Sources - Mr - Johnson

Senior Government sources have confirmed Mr Johnson will table...
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