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Rebel MPs are 'plotting to defy Boris Johnson by seizing control of the parliament timetable – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk

Rebel MPs are 'plotting to defy Boris Johnson by seizing control of the parliament timetable – Daily Mail, Dailymail.co.uk


            

Rebel MPs are ‘plotting to defy Boris Johnson by seizing control of the parliament timetable, forcing a vote on Brexit legislation and a second referendum as early as next week

  • MPs are using similar tactics used to force the PM to ask for a Brexit delay with the Benn act
  • This comes after Johnson urged Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to ‘man up’
  • Brexit process was effectively put on hold while the Labor leader decides whether to back a snap election

ByJemma Carr For Mailonline

Published:: 53 EDT, (October)Updated:20: 47 EDT, (October)

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Rebel alliance MPs are plotting to try and force a vote on the second referendum or customs union as early as next week rather than giving in toBoris Johnson‘s election demands, it has emerged.

Remainer politicians are plotting to take control of parliament’s timetable again in a similar tactic to that used to force the PM to ask for a (Brexit) ************ (delay with the Benn act.)

The move comes after Johnson urged Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to ‘man up’ and back his plans for a pre-Christmas general election, as the Brexit process was effectively put on hold while the Labor leader makes up his mind whether to back a snap election.

Rebel alliance MPs are plotting to try and force a vote on the second referendum or customs union as early as next week rather than giving in to Boris Johnson’s election demands, it has emerged. This comes after the PM urged Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn to ‘man up’ and back his plans for a pre-Christmas general election

Remainer politicians, including Labor’s Peter Kyle, have discussed plans to bring back the PM’s Brexit deal but hold votes to attach a second referendum or a customs union

However, if the deadlock remains, Remainer politicians including Labor’s Peter Kyle have discussed plans to bring back the PM’s Brexit deal but hold votes to attach a second referendum or a customs union.

Ex-tory rebel Dominic Grieve has admitted the plan is an option

The plan would need speaker John Bercow’s acquiescence to succeed and ex -tory rebel Dominic Grieve has admitted it’s an option.

MP Peter Kyle toldThe Guardianthat they are ready to initiate their plans, which they consider ‘one of the options on the shelf’, but wanted to see what Mr Corbyn’s next moves will be.

He remains hopeful that MPs may only have to make changes to the existing deal – rather than bring it back completely under the new plans – because he doesn’t believe Mr Johnson’s threat that MPs would not work on a Brexit deal before Christmas.

He also said that ‘the tide is coming back’ in favor of a second referendum.

Mr Grieve said: ‘Politics is the art of the possible and clearly it’s been my argument for a long time that it would be desirable to have a second referendum and put the options available to the public to resolve the problems we have.’

Tory minister Nick Boles, on t he other hand, said that the plan was doomed to fail.

He tweeted: ‘There is no such plan. And it wouldn’t work, as taking a bill of this scale into committee requires a money resolution and Queen’s consent, which only the government can provide. ‘

The PM laid down the gauntlet by demanding Mr Corbyn approves a poll on December 12, saying it is the only way to resolve the Brexit ‘nightmare’

The PM has laid down the gauntlet by demanding Mr Corbyn approves a poll on December 12, saying it is the only way to resolve the Brexit ‘nightmare’.

Mr Johnson needs Mr Corbyn to come on board as two- thirds of MPs must vote for an early election.

Meanwhile, the EU is also waiting on Mr Corbyn. Ambassadors today said leaders have agreed an extension – but revealed they will not say how long it will be until Monday as they wait to see if the UK is going to the ballot box.

Despite the mounting pressure, Mr Corbyn again dodged giving straight answers on how he will respond in an appearance on ITV’s This Morning – as he faces a massive revolt from his own MPs who fear being destroyed by voters.

Mr Corbyn insisted that Mr Johnson would have to come to Parliament and rule out the UK ever leaving the EU with No Deal. That is a higher bar than the party’s previous condition that there must not be a threat of crashing out during an election campaign.

The veteran left-winger also criticized the December 12 date as ‘odd for many reasons’, arguing it was ‘so near Christmas’ and ‘after universities finish their terms’.

            

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