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Labour delays this election for too long at its peril

The coordination in the Commons has given Remainers cheer but the strategy could backfire more easily than you think

By Tom Clark  

Jeremy Corbyn with members of his shadow cabinet. Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire/PA Images

The opposition parties have just agreed to vote down Boris Johnson’s next request for a general election on Monday. The ramifications depend on whether the request is now put in a different form: things could get especially complicated if Johnson attempts to no-confidence himself. But, as things stand, it looks likely that the allied opposition forces plus (ex)-Tory rebels will thwart Johnson’s hopes of a 15th October election.

For most on the anti-Brexit centre-left this is unalloyed…

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