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    Corbyn Threatens PM May with Fresh Vote of No Confidence, Twitter Lashes Out

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    UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will demand that British prime minister Theresa May immediately set a date for a meaningful Brexit vote or his party will mount a vote of no confidence.

    The opposition leader plans to spearhead the process tomorrow should Mrs. May refuse to set a date, with the new threats coming just days after the embattled prime minister survived a vote of no confidence last Wednesday. 

    READ MORE: Could May Join List of PMs Who Have Faced Votes of No Confidence in Parliament? 

    The fresh challenge comes as Mrs. May is set to reveal her Cabinet's plans to prepare for a hard Brexit. 

    British state secretary for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark has not ruled out a second referendum if the prime minister's deal is voted down by Commons.  

    Parliament should be "invited to say what it would agree with", he continued, adding that he would give MPs a range of options to choose from. 

    However, many on Twitter have mounted both sides of the pro and anti-Corbyn camp following speculation that he had already seen a copy of the prime minister's statement and that his plan would backfire, which, it presumably did as the prime ministered declared 14 January as the official date for a 'meaningful vote' on Brexit.

    ​Corbyn — 'they've been dragged kicking and screaming to announce a date to restart the debate' — 'there can be no further attempts to dodge accountability '…so has he changed his mind about motion of no confidence?

    ​A terrible cynic might speculate that Corbyn’s office had a fair idea that the PM would indeed announce a date for the vote in her speech, given they get to see the speech in advance 🤨

    ​I hear that @Kevin_Maguire the Daily Mirror guru and arch Labour supporter Marxists and Trotsky communist. Offers to drive me to the airport when I leave if @jeremycorbyn gets to power. You IDIOT no one will be allowed cars it will be elitist

    ​Corbyn says Govt dragged kicking and screaming into announcing date for Brexit vote. And then he…fails to demand vote of confidence. 

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    Brexit plan, vote of no confidence, Brexit 'deal or no deal', UK Houses of Parliament, Brexit, House of Commons, Greg Clark, Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May, United Kingdom
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