September 2, 2019 / 10:52 AM / 15 days ago

Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says he wants a UK election

SALFORD, England, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Monday he wanted an election and that his party would stop a no-deal Brexit.

“We must come together to stop no deal - this week could be our last chance,” Corbyn said in a speech in Salford, northern England. “Then we need a general election.

“In that election, Labour will give people the chance to take back control and have the final say in a public vote with credible options on both sides including the option to remain,” Corbyn said.

When asked whether Labour really wanted a general election, he said: “We want a general election.”

“The vote of no confidence is very much there on the table,” Corbyn said. “If it’s a no deal then we would vote to remain, if it’s any other deal then our party’s democratic processes will decide what position we take.” (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Costas Pitas and Paul Sandle; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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