Jeremy Corbyn writes to MPs to say 'make me PM to stop no deal Brexit' in cross-party coalition plot

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Jeremy Corbyn writes to MPs to say ‘make me PM to stop no deal Brexit’ in cross-party coalition plot

The Labour leader has sent a letter attempting to build a cross party coalition
The Labour leader has sent a letter attempting to build a cross party coalition

Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday night began his attempt to bring down the government and block Brexit. 

The Labour leader has sent a letter attempting to build a cross-party coalition to force Boris Johnson from office, delay Brexit and campaign for a second referendum.

Mr Corbyn has long been expected to make a move to stop a no-deal Brexit, but it was thought that he would not act until MPs returned from the summer recess on Sept 3.

He may have been forced to play his cards now following interventions by Tom Watson, Labour’s deputy leader, and Len McCluskey, the Unite boss, amid suggestions he was losing his grip on the party.

In the letter, Mr Corbyn proposes a “caretaker government” – which he…

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