Jeremy Corbyn: General election will stop Brexit ‘crisis’
Jeremy Corbyn has said The Tory party has “failed” the UK and a general election is the “change of direction the country needs”.
The Labour leader said the UK is facing a Brexit “crisis” and will vow to do “everything necessary” to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
It comes after a leaked government report warned of food and medicine shortages in a no-deal exit.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove said it outlined a “worst-case scenario”.
Corbyn gave the speech as part of a trip to Northamptonshire.
And shadow chancellor John McDonnell told the BBC that Mr Corbyn will meet other British political leaders next week to discuss tactics to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
He also supported calls for the House of Commons to be recalled “in the next few days” to allow MPs to debate the prospect of a no deal. Parliament could be reconvened if the government put a request in to the Speaker John Bercow.
Gove, who is responsible for no-deal preparation, said the leaked cross-government study, codenamed Operation Yellowhammer, was old and that Brexit planning had accelerated since Boris Johnson became prime minister.
A Downing Street source said the no-deal impact study leaked to the Sunday Times was presented at the first daily no-deal preparation meeting under Mr Johnson’s government in July – but it was prepared by the previous administration.