PUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Aug 18, 2019 | UPDATED: 12:24, Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Shadow Minister for Labour Laura Pidcock emphasised that it was “constitutional” that the leader of the opposition become interim Prime Minister if Boris Johnson was ousted. Ms Pidcock argued that it was “strange” the Lib Dems were not supporting Jeremy Corbyn to take over from Boris Johnson. The Labour MP was asked by Sky News’ Stephen Dixon: “Would you then support a government of national unity where Jeremy Corbyn was not the caretaker Prime Minister.
“Perhaps if someone like Father of the House Kenneth Clarke was?"
The Labour MP replied: “I think constitutionally it is right.
“Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the opposition.
“It is the largest party that isn’t in government and he should lead those conversations.
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Laura Pidcock brands lib dems "arrogant" for not supporting Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister (Image: Sky News)
Laura Pidcock emphasised that it was constitutional that Jeremy Corbyn replace Boris Johnson as Prime Minister (Image: Sky News)
“He carries with him the largest amount of MPs.
“Quite frankly I think it is arrogant of the Liberal Democrats or other people who don’t have such a mandate in