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Old 08-02-2019, 07:44 AM
Wrenching Spanners is offline
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Originally Posted by Steophan View Post
The only reason there was no vote on the motion of no confidence is because Corbyn refused to back it, which technically demonstrates confidence in Johnson. Unfortunately, as Jo Swinson isn't the official leader of the opposition, she couldn't force a vote on her motion.

I'm sure someone will defend Corbyn here, but I struggle to see how.
I'm not a Corbyn fan, but I can think of two legitimate reasons for Corbyn delaying a No Confidence motion:
1) Heís giving Boris time to screw up.
2) Heís hoping to get Labourís problems in order before he starts a general ledger election campaign.

Itís also possible he didnít want to start the election campaign during Parliamentís summer recess.