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UK: Johnson challenges opposition to table confidence vote as parliament returns

United Kingdom, London
September 25, 2019 at 19:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson challenged opposition parties to table a confidence vote on Wednesday in London on the first day parliament returned following a Supreme Court ruling that his government's suspension of the legislative body was unlawful.

"This Parliament must either stand aside and let this government get Brexit done or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters," the Prime Minister said.

"I want a general election, it's very simple, if you want an election, if he wants an election get an extension [to the Brexit deadline] and let's have an election," The leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn responded.

Johnson replied by accusing Corbyn of wanting to hold the country "captive" in the European Union by requesting an extensions to the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Corbyn also addressed the Supreme Court's recent ruling during the session stating that it "represents an extraordinary and I believe precarious moment in this country's history".

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson challenged opposition parties to table a confidence vote on Wednesday in London on the first day parliament returned following a Supreme Court ruling that his government's suspension of the legislative body was unlawful.

"This Parliament must either stand aside and let this government get Brexit done or bring a vote of confidence and finally face the day of reckoning with the voters," the Prime Minister said.

"I want a general election, it's very simple, if you want an election, if he wants an election get an extension [to the Brexit deadline] and let's have an election," The leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn responded.

Johnson replied by accusing Corbyn of wanting to hold the country "captive" in the European Union by requesting an extensions to the October 31 Brexit deadline.

Corbyn also addressed the Supreme Court's recent ruling during the session stating that it "represents an extraordinary and I believe precarious moment in this country's history".

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