Labour to back early general election – BBC News

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says his party will support an early general election as the government makes its pitch for a poll on 12 December.

Mr Corbyn said his condition of taking a no-deal Brexit off the table had “now been met” after the EU agreed to extend the deadline to 31 January 2020.

But he did not explicitly say if he would back the government’s bill in Parliament later.

The SNP and Liberal Democrats are calling for an election on 9 December.

The two parties say it would prevent Boris Johnson from pushing his Brexit plan through Parliament before a poll.

The government bill published ahead of the Commons debate on an early election still states 12 December – but No 10 sources have told the BBC they would accept an election on 11 December to get opposition parties on-board.

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