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Brexit: Corbyn plan to stop no deal meets resistance

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The prime minister "is taking us away from Europe into the arms of Donald Trump", says Jeremy Corbyn
Jeremy Corbyn's plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by being installed as a caretaker PM has been met with opposition from key potential allies.If he wins a no-confidence vote in the government, the Labour leader plans to delay Brexit, call a snap election and campaign for another referendum. The SNP and Plaid Cymru did not rule out supporting a cross-party government to stop a no-deal exit. But Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson said she would not support making Mr Corbyn PM.In speech on Thursday, she said her party would work with others to stop a no-deal exit but Mr Corbyn was not a leader "respected on both sides of the House".
Instead, she suggested Tory MP Ken Clarke or Labour's Harriet Harman could lead an emergency government to prevent a no-deal on the 31 October deadline.Senior Tory Dame Caroline Spelman, whose backing the Labour leader had also sought, said she would not support a Corbyn-led government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he wants a deal with the European Union, but insists the UK must leave the bloc by the end of October "do or die".
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Mr Corbyn asked opposition figures and Tory rebels for their support in a letter on Wednesday, pledging that a government led by him would be "strictly time-limited".He said he would call a no-confidence vote - which would require majority support - at the "earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success".If he were to succeed in calling a general election - which would require the support of two-thirds of MPs - Labour would campaign for a second referendum with the option to remain in the EU, he said.
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Swinson: MPs 'should stand and be counted'
Ms Swinson's rejection of a Corbyn-led emergency government was criticised by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon."Jeremy Corbyn's suggestion is not the only possible option - but given the circumstances, nothing should be ruled out at this stage," she tweeted. "Jo Swinson should rethink," she added. Conservative MP Guto Bebb also said those opposed to a no-deal Brexit "must take seriously this type of offer". "I certainly take the view that a short-term Jeremy Corbyn government is less damaging than the generational damage that would be caused by a no-deal Brexit".Shadow education secretary Angela Rayner criticised Ms Swinson for saying she wouldn't support a Corbyn-led government, accusing her of "political point-scoring"."Our leader is Jeremy Corbyn and she should respect his title as the official opposition", she tweeted.
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