Liberal Democrats table no confidence motion in Boris Johnson’s government

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The Liberal Democrats have tabled a no-confidence motion in Boris Johnson’s government – hours after he took power as Prime Minister.

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The text of the Lib Dem motion says: “That this House has no confidence in the Prime Minster; rejects the option of the UK crashing out of the EU; and rejects the option of Parliament being prorogued before Friday 8 November 2019.”

The timing of the motion means, if the government loses, an election could be forced and held and with a new government in office by October 25.

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The motion will need to be backed by a majority of MPs in order to pass. 

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