Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan criticised the Labour Party leader for his sudden support for a deal after he rejected Theresa May’s deal three times and voted to trigger Article 50. He wrote in The Daily Mail: “Corbyn wants to seize power through an act of chicanery, bringing down the Conservatives for implementing the promise on which Labour was elected two years ago, namely to implement the referendum result.
“It’s not the hypocrisy that shocks. It’s the brazenness.
“Corbyn’s contortions over the EU are being carried out in plain sight.
“Does he think we can’t see what he is doing? Does he imagine that we can’t remember what he was saying five minutes ago?
“Does he take us all for fools?”
Mr Hannan added Labour would potentially give the UK a choice between boycotting Brexit altogether or agreeing to a “deliberately rotten deal”.
He said: “Yesterday, Labour announced another U-turn in favour of a second referendum.”
“But it won’t tell us what the options on the ballot paper would be.
“One option would be Remain, while the other will somehow or other be worked out, but it definitely won’t be no deal.
“Britain could, in other words, face a choice between remain and a deliberately rotten deal – which would be no choice at all, and produce a leave boycott.
“If Corbyn thinks no deal is so terrible, why did he vote to trigger Article 50, committing Britain to leave by a given date, with or without an agreement?
“Why, come to that, did he vote down Theresa May’s agreement three times?
“If a Corbyn-led government were to rule out no deal, the EU would have no incentive to negotiate.
“If you are not prepared to walk away from talks, you invite the other party to exploit you?”
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Mr Corbyn has been hoping to get support from Remainer and Tory rebel MPs in a bid to oust Boris Johnson.
He wants to trigger a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister, who took over the reins from Theresa May last month.
If successful, Mr Corbyn would then hope to become a temporary prime minister to stop the UK leaving the EU with no deal.
In a letter to MPs, the Labour leader said: “This Government has no mandate for no deal, and the 2016 EU referendum provided no mandate for no deal.
“I therefore intend to table a vote of no confidence at the earliest opportunity when we can be confident of success.
“Following a successful vote of no confidence in the Government, I would then, as Leader of the Opposition, seek the confidence of the house for a strictly time-limited temporary government with the aim of calling a general election, and securing the necessary extension of Article 50 to do so.”
But a YouGov poll has just 15 percent of Britons think he would be a good candidate for this.
In the poll, voters were asked ‘Imagine a temporary cross-party Government was set up to delay Brexit and hold a general election, do you think each of the following would or would not be a good choice as temporary Prime Minister?’
The father of the House, Ken Clarke got 25 percent of the vote, with Labour’s Harriet Harman second on 19 percent, Mr Corbyn third on 15 percent.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and Green Party leader Caroline Lucas came last – tied on 13 percent.
The results of the five candidates showed Mr Corbyn did not have the confidence of the British people to lead the country.
Mr Johnson is expected to have a showdown with European leaders to break the Brexit impasse this week.
He said he will go into talks with EU leaders “with a lot of oomph” ahead of his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Thursday.
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