Corbyn warns Prime Minister: General election is coming

Jeremy Corbyn has warned Boris Johnson that a general election “is coming”, but not on the Prime Minister’s terms, as the Labour leader effectively launched his campaign for an election he is yet to vote for.

Mr Corbyn threatened to “unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we’ve ever seen” when addressing union members at the TUC Congress in Brighton on Tuesday.

And he accused the PM of “running away from scrutiny” on the first day of Parliament’s highly-contentious shutdown as the Brexit clock ticks down.

The speech came after Labour led the way to inflict yet another defeat on the Prime Minister by blocking his second call for a general election in the Commons.

Opposition leaders have so far not supported the votes, which needed the backing of two thirds of MPs, because they fear it could be used to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Mr Corbyn told union members: “No-one can trust the word of a Prime Minister who is threatening to break the law to force through no-deal.

“So a general election is coming. But we won’t allow Johnson to dictate the terms.

“And I can tell you this: We’re ready for that election. We’re ready to unleash the biggest people-powered campaign we’ve ever seen.”

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