UK Liberal Democrats could back Labour to force second Brexit vote

epa08030611 Leader of Britain's Liberal Democrats Party Jo Swinson delivers a speech in Westminster, London, Britain, 28 November 2019. general elections in the UK will be held on 12 December 2019. EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

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The leader of Britain’s pro-European Liberal Democrats has suggested she could work with the opposition Labour party to stop Brexit if it removed its leader in the event of a hung parliament after next week’s election.

Jo Swinson repeated her pledge not to put either the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn or Prime Minister Boris Johnson into power if neither wins a majority in parliament.

“I will vote for legislation to pass a people’s vote, of course I will, and I would have done that under the previous Conservative government, just as I would do under any other government,” she told the BBC, referring to a second referendum on membership of the European Union (EU) proposed by Labour.

Asked if she would support Labour in an effort to stop Britain leaving the EU if there was a hung parliament, she said she would, provided that Corbyn was no longer its leader.

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 Leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrats Party Jo Swinson  EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Via Reuters

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