August 29, 2019 / 10:51 AM / 2 months ago

Labour Party tells Johnson - 'Bring it on'

FILE PHOTO: John Mcdonnell speaks at the event about opposing the suspension of parliament to prevent no deal Brexit in London, Britain August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - The finance chief of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said they are still open to calling a vote of no confidence in Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government and would welcome the chance of a general election.

Johnson’s government on Thursday challenged opponents of Brexit in parliament to collapse the government or change the law if they wanted to thwart Britain’s exit from the European Union.

“Let me make it absolutely clear, and this is a personal message to Boris Johnson: ‘Bring it on’,” John McDonnell said after a speech in London.

Reporting By William James; editing by Andrew MacAskill

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