London, Dec. 19:
British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a non-binding no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May after she told Members of Parliament they will only get a delayed vote on her Brexit deal in the new year.
May said a vote on the deal — which was postponed on December 11 to avoid defeat — would be held in the week beginning January 14.
“This house has no confidence in the prime minister due to her failure to allow the House of Commons to have a meaningful vote,” Labour leader Corbyn told lawmakers on Monday ahead of tabling the motion in parliament.
Corbyn said the move was “the only way I can think of ensuring a vote takes place this week”.
The government must agree to the non-binding vote and even if successful it would not automatically trigger May’s downfall.
House of Commons authorities said the government will decide whether the motion is debated and voted on, but noted it is “parliamentary convention that any such request be granted”.