April 2, 2019 / 7:04 PM / 5 months ago

Opposition leader Corbyn: could still call no-confidence vote in PM May

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the House of Commons in London, Britain March 29, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s offer of Brexit talks on Tuesday but warned he reserved the right to try to bring the government down if it is incapable of getting a majority in parliament.

“We hold in reserve the right to bring a motion of no- confidence in the government if the government proves it’s incapable of commanding a majority in the House of Commons - time will tell on that,” he said in a broadcast interview, adding Labour would try to block a no-deal Brexit.

“Our responsibility as the opposition is to make sure that we don’t crash out,” he said.

Reporting by Kate Holton and Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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