September 4, 2019 / 11:04 AM / 19 days ago

UK's Corbyn says will not fall for PM's "tricks" on election

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told opposition parties on Wednesday Labour would not fall for “Boris Johnson’s tricks” and would not support a new election until he is confident that the threat of a no deal Brexit has been removed.

Corbyn, who says he wants a new election, hosted opposition parties as part of a series of meetings to try to thwart what many of them see as Prime Minister Johnson’s bid to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31.

“Jeremy made clear that Labour wants a general election, and soon, but that we will not fall for Boris Johnson’s tricks,” his office said in a statement.

“He said Labour will not support a general election until we are confident that the threat of no deal has been removed.” (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by William James)

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