EYEAFRICA TV: London, United Kingdom: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has challenged opposition parties to table a confidence vote on Wednesday.
This will mark the first day parliament returned following a Supreme Court ruling that his government’s suspension of the legislative body was unlawful.
He said the Parliament must both 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.
“They have until the house rises today to table a motion of no confidence in the government, come on then! And we can have that vote tomorrow, or if any of the other parties the smaller parties fancy a go they can table that motion and we will give you the time for a vote. Will they have the courage to act or will they refuse to take responsibility and do nothing but dither and delay. Why wouldn’t they? What are they scared of?”
In response, Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party said he preferred general election through which the prime minister could seek extension [to the Brexit deadline].
Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader: “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.”
Corbyn seems to still hold anger to the government decision to shut down parliament even though, court has condemned the act. “This Mr. Speaker was ten minutes of bluster from a dangerous Prime Minster who thinks he is above the law. But in truth Mr. Speaker, is not fit for the office which he holds.”
Johnson replied by accusing Corbyn of wanting to hold the country “captive” in the European Union by requesting an extension to the October 31 Brexit deadline. He said failure in the Brexit would cost the UK more than a billion pounds a month.