Labour will stage a Commons vote to attempt to pressure out Boris Johnson out of No 10 instantly, if he tries to remain on as a caretaker.
Keir Starmer urged Conservative MPs to “get rid of him” now – somewhat than serve a two-month interim interval, whereas a successor is elected, saying: ”He can’t cling on on this manner.”
“If they don’t get rid of him, Labour will step up in the national interest and bring a vote of no confidence because we can’t go on with this prime minister clinging on for months and months to come,” the Labour chief mentioned.
Asked if Tory MPs would “unite” behind the person in No 10, Sir Keir argued: “I don’t think anything will unite this particular Conservative party.”
He spoke out as Mr Johnson stuffed a number of vacant cupboard posts and apparently made plans for a day assembly – even earlier than he has formally introduced his resignation.
The strikes are a transparent sign of his intention to make use of the following two months to attempt to form his legacy by making necessary coverage selections – flouting one more a part of the UK structure.
Worried senior Tories are lining as much as demand he be eliminated instantly, with Dominic Raab, the deputy prime minister, serving because the caretaker.
But there is no such thing as a apparent mechanism to pressure Mr Johnson out earlier than a successor is discovered, if he refuses to go willingly.