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UK's Labour discusses timing of no confidence vote with Conservative lawmakers

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Britain's opposition Labour Party will call a no confidence vote in the government when it believes members of the ruling Conservatives will support it, the party's trade spokesman Barry Gardiner said on Sunday.

Boris Johnson, the front-runner to become prime minister this month, has said Britain must leave the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal. Several Conservative lawmakers have said they would consider voting to try to bring down a government which was pursuing a no-deal Brexit.

"We will call a no confidence vote when we believe that those Conservative members of parliament who have said that they would support a no confidence motion in the government in order to stop a no deal are likely to support it," Gardiner told Sky News.

Asked if Labour was having conversations with those lawmakers, Gardiner said, "Of course."