|[Published: Monday August 19 2019]
General election will stop Brexit 'crisis,' says Corbyn
LONDON 19 Aug (ANA) - The Tory party has "failed" the UK and a general election is the "change of direction the country needs", Jeremy Corbyn has said.
The Labour leader said the UK is facing a Brexit "crisis" and vowed to do "everything necessary" to stop the UK leaving the EU without a deal.
It comes after a leaked government report warned of food and medicine shortages in a no-deal exit.
Cabinet minister Michael Gove said it outlined a "worst-case scenario".
Speaking in Northamptonshire, Mr Corbyn said he supported recalling Parliament before MPs are due to return in two weeks' time so Brexit could be discussed.
He said this would prevent Prime Minister Boris Johnson "having some kind of manoeuvre to take us out on 31 October without any further discussion in Parliament".
Parliament could be reconvened if the government put a request in to the Speaker John Bercow.
Earlier, shadow chancellor John McDonnell told the BBC that Mr Corbyn will meet other British political leaders next week to discuss tactics to prevent a no-deal Brexit.(ANA)
FA/ANA/19 August 2019-------