Jeremy Corbyn WILL table a motion of no confidence in the Prime Minister after a day of confusion as he at first appeared to back down over calling a confidence vote.
Comrade Corbyn told the House: It’s very clear that it’s bad, unacceptable that we should be waiting almost a month before we have a meaningful vote on the crucial issue facing the future of this country. The prime minister has obdurately refused to ensure a vote took place on the date she agreed, she refuses to allow a vote to take place this week and is now, I assume, thinking the vote will be on January 14 – almost a month away. This is unacceptable in any way whatsoever. So, as the only way I can think of ensuring a vote takes place this week, I’m about to table a motion which says the following: ‘That this House has no confidence in the prime minister due to her failure to allow the House of Commons to have a meaningful vote straight away on the withdrawal agreement and framework for future relationships between the UK and European Union.’
That will be tabled immediately, Mr Speaker.
Labour is expected to lose the motion as it will not command the support of the DUP, however, were it to lose the vote pressure will mount on Corbyn and Co to openly support a second referendum.
Theresa May previously told MPs the ‘Meaningful Vote’ will be held during the week beginning 14th January.