The Labour leader will turn up at the gates of Buckingham Palace to demand he is made prime minister if Boris Johnson loses a confidence vote in the Commons, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell declared yesterday. Labour will tell the Queen, “We’re taking over,” he said. Conservatives said the shameless plan showed Labour could not be trusted with power.
MP Andrew Bridgen said: “We know that McDonnell is a revolutionary Marxist and he clearly believes if the Conservative government fails a confidence motion that the revolution will have started. We know that McDonnell is a republican and Corbyn has no respect for the Queen at all or our constitution.
“What do you expect from Marxist revolutionaries? For the sake of our country and our children they must never be within a sniff of power.”
Tory ex-minister Mark Francois said: “If I were him, I would wait until any votes have been counted before crowing about the potential outcome, not least as I think if and when the bells ring, he may discover he has fewer supporters than he thinks.”
Scots Tory MP John Lamont said: “Jeremy Corbyn wouldn’t even be able to walk through his own front door and make such demands.
“It’s laughable that two men with such derision for the Royal Family should suddenly think they can call the shots.”
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Remainers have claimed the Queen will have to sack Mr Johnson if he refuses to quit in the event of losing a Commons confidence vote.
Allies of the PM have suggested he will hold out if rebel Tories join forces with Labour, the SNP, the Lib Dems and independents to pass a no confidence motion over a no-deal Brexit.
But it is believed Mr Johnson would wait for an election to be triggered and use his executive powers to set the date of an election for after the Brexit date of October 31, so MPs cannot stop the process. READ FULL STORY BELOW
The Labour leader will turn up at the gates of Buckingham Palace to demand he is made prime minister if Boris Johnson loses a confidence vote in the Commons, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell declared yesterday. Labour will tell the Queen, “We’re taking over,” he said.