Corbyn to call for UK polls if May loses Brexit vote

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LONDON – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party will demand a general election if Prime Minister Theresa May loses a vote in parliament over her Brexit plans next week, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Thursday.

Lawmakers are due to vote next Tuesday on May’s plans and are widely expected to defeat them after she failed to win over the Northern Irish party that props up her minority government.

“If the government cannot pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity,” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say, according to the text of a speech he will deliver in Wakefield, northern England, extracts of which were released by Labour.

In response to Corbyn, the chairman of May’s Conservative Party said Labour did not have a plan for Brexit.

“Instead they are arguing in public about whether to frustrate the decision of the British people and rerun the referendum,” Brandon Lewis said. (Reuters)

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