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UK Labour Party will bring no confidence motion when it's likely to be successful

Key Points
  • Britain's opposition Labour Party said it would only launch a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May's government when it felt it would most likely be successful.
  • Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure to press for a vote of no confidence this week after May delayed a vote on her Brexit agreement with the European Union.
British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the Party of European Socialists -PES- Congress 2018 on December 07, 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. 
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Britain's opposition Labour Party said on Monday it would only launch a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Theresa May's government when it felt it would most likely be successful.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure from some of his own lawmakers to press for a vote of no confidence this week after May delayed a vote on her Brexit agreement with the European Union.

"We will put down a motion of no confidence when we judge it most likely to be successful," a Labour spokesperson said in a statement.

The statement said if May returned from Brussels with the same deal "she will have decisively and unquestionably lost the confidence of parliament on the most important issue facing the country, and Parliament will be more likely to bring about the general election our country needs to end this damaging deadlock."

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UK government delays Parliament's vote on Brexit

Key Points
  • The U.K. government has delayed a "meaningful vote" on Brexit due to be held by lawmakers on Tuesday.
  • The Speaker of the House has suggested delaying the vote would be "discourteous." 
  • It is expected that Prime Minister Theresa May will now attempt further negotiation with the European Union.