Jeremy Corbyn: Queen's Speech a 'farce' as government has no majority

Mail Online | 10/14/2019 | James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline;Jack Maidment, Deputy Political Editor For Mailonline
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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.

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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.

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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.'

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Mr Corbyn's comments came as he continued to face growing pressure from Remain-backing MPs to support holding a second Brexit referendum before a general election.

Numerous members of Mr Corbyn's shadow cabinet have now publicly suggested they favour a referendum to break the Brexit impasse.

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But he has so far stuck to his position that he prefers a head-to-head contest against Mr Johnson - which he believes he will win - before a Labour government would then hold a second referendum.

Amid great pomp and ceremony earlier, the monarch delivered the government's new legislative package making clear that its 'priority has always been to secure the UK's departure from the EU on October...
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