Labour leader Corbyn demands ‘immediate’ general election

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for an immediate general election after Theresa May tearfully announced that she would resigning as Prime Minister. 

Taking to Twitter, Jeremy Corbyn said: “Theresa May is right to resign. She’s now accepted what the country’s known for months: she can’t govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.

“Whoever becomes the new Tory leader must let the people decide our country’s future, through an immediate General Election.”

Mr Corbyn said: “She has now accepted what the country has known for months: she cannot govern, and nor can her divided and disintegrating party.

“The burning injustices she promised to tackle three years ago are even starker today.

“The Conservative Party has utterly failed the country over Brexit and is unable to improve people’s lives or deal with their most pressing needs.
“Parliament is deadlocked and the Conservatives offer no solutions to the other major challenges facing our country.”

May confirmed her resignation on Friday June 7, in an emotional statement outside Downing Street, following a cabinet revolt over her latest Brexit plan and the repeated delay of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB).

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