From top: UK prime Minister Boris Johnson; British Labour Party Leader jeremy Corbyn; Former British Labour Party minister Harriet Harman and former conservative, former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kenneth Clarke
The Liberal Democrats have no “principled objection” to supporting Jeremy Corbyn as an interim prime minister, party sources have told The Independent.
It follows criticism over party leader Jo Swinson’s rejection of Mr Corbyn’s plan to lead a caretaker government to stop a no-deal Brexit.
Senior Tory Ken Clarke and former deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman are both prepared to lead an emergency government to avoid a no-deal Brexit, Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has said.
Senior Tory rebel Dominic Grieve, meanwhile, said he would “not facilitate” having the Labour leader at No 10 temporarily.
Germany expects Britain to crash out of the European Union without a deal, a leaked document has reportedly revealed.
The leaked finance ministry memo said officials believe a disorderly Brexit is now “highly likely”, according to Handelsblatt Today.
The publication revealed on Thursday that the government believes the UK will crash out without a deal on October 31, given Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s demands that the Irish backstop be dropped from Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement.