Jeremy Corbyn just set out exactly what needs to happen now Boris Johnson is PM

Jeremy Corbyn and Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson will become the prime minister tomorrow. With the mandate of just 92,153 Conservative Party members, Johnson is now officially the unelected leader of the UK.

But in two tweets, Jeremy Corbyn pulled no punches in saying why a Johnson premiership is so damaging and setting out exactly what should happen next.

“He hasn’t won the support of our country”

Corbyn highlighted some of the dangerous pledges Johnson has made. These include pulling out of the EU with no deal, and tax cuts for the rich:

Johnson has promised to leave the EU on 31 October “come what may”. And Johnson has threatened to bypass parliament to force a no-deal through.

Meanwhile, Johnson has vowed to cut taxes for the wealthy. According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies, this would cost £9bn and benefit the 10% of the wealthiest people in the UK.

The people must decide

Corbyn also set out what a no-deal Brexit could mean for the UK. And he was clear what needs to happen next, stating:

The people of our country should decide who becomes the Prime Minister in a General Election.

Corbyn is right. A Johnson premiership is a dangerous proposition for the country, benefitting the rich while the rest of us are plunged into the black hole of a no-deal Brexit.

In a supposed democracy, an unelected leader must not be allowed to do this. We need a general election. Now.

Featured image via Wikimedia – Sophie Brown / YouTube – BBC News

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