August 28, 2019 / 12:32 PM / 2 months ago

UK PM Johnson must be held to account by parliament: opposition leader Corbyn

FILE PHOTO: Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn leaves his home in London, Britain August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson needs to be held accountable by lawmakers after pushing to increase the amount of time parliament does not sit, the leader of Britain’s main Labour opposition party said on Wednesday.

“He needs to be held to account by parliament - not by shutting down parliament but by attending parliament and answering the questions,” Jeremy Corbyn said.

“When parliament does meet on his timetable very briefly next week, the first thing we’ll do is attempt legislation to prevent what he’s doing and secondly we’ll challenge him in a motion of confidence at some point.”

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Stephen Addison

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