David Cameron would be mad if he did it, wouldn’t he?
The claim, by Labour’s Toby Perkins (who? Apparently he’s a senior figure in the PLP), is that David Cameron will resign whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, triggering a general election.
There’s no evidence to suggest this is true. We’re in the era of fixed-term Parliaments, meaning we are stuck with the Tories until 2020 unless very specific conditions are met – and they don’t include the resignation of a prime minister.
Also, the Tories don’t know how electable Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour might be. The local/regional elections in May might give some indication – but they still won’t be able to be sure of a national result.
What do you think?
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was tonight urged to go on a war footing to fight a General Election this year.
Senior Labour MP Toby Perkins believes David Cameron will quit as PM whatever the outcome of the EU referendum, likely to be held in June.
And he has warned his boss that Labour could then face a snap General Election in the autumn.
Shadow Defence Minister Mr Perkins said: “If Labour is under-prepared, divided and under-resourced we would be hurtling towards catastrophe.”
He believes his party must use elections due this May as “a dress rehearsal for the real thing”.
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