Lib Dems urged to back Corbyn as interim PM to stop no-deal Brexit
Party finds itself isolated after opposition figures - and some Tories - say they would back Labour plan
The Liberal Democrats were under growing pressure on Thursday night to back Jeremy Corbyn as a caretaker prime minister to stop a no-deal Brexit, after leading opposition figures and even one former Conservative minister said they were open to the idea.
With anti-no-deal groups rapidly calibrating their positions in the aftermath of Corbyn’s intervention, a split opened up among MPs hoping to block Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy. But while the SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens said they would engage with Corbyn’s offer, the Lib Dem leader, Jo Swinson, laid out a rival plan for a national unity government led by Tory veteran Ken Clarke or Labour’s Harriet Harman.Continue reading...