Brexit: How Labour plan to stop a no-deal situation

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Jeremy Corbyn is the leader of the Labour Party

The Labour Party has set out how it plans to stop no-deal Brexit.

When Members of Parliament (MPs) come back from their summer holiday, Jeremy Corbyn - the leader of the Labour Party, which is the second largest party in Parliament - says he's planning something called a 'vote of no confidence' in Boris Johnson's Conservative government.

If that vote succeeds, he says he wants Parliament to put him temporarily in charge, so that Brexit will be delayed and a general election can take place.

Read on to find out more about what exactly is a vote of no confidence and what Jeremy Corbyn wants to do.

Why does Jeremy Corbyn want this to happen?

Mr Corbyn argues that the new government of Boris Johnson is planning to take the UK out of the EU without any sort of deal.

He believes that leaving without a deal would be very damaging for the UK and that it isn't what UK adults voted for in the 2016 referendum.

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Labour then wants a general election to happen, so that adults in the UK can vote on who they would like to lead the country.

Currently, the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October, but Mr Corbyn wants to put back the date of Brexit until the public has had a say on who should be in charge.

What is a vote of no confidence?

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A vote of no confidence is basically a way for MPs to show that the government doesn't have enough support to do the things it wants to do.

It can be used to force there to be a change in who runs the country.

Lots of politics experts think that because of the way Boris Johnson took over as prime minister and given all of the arguments over Brexit, a vote of no confidence in the government could be possible and could take place very soon after MPs come back to Parliament.

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The party in government is usually the one with the most MPs - that means they have enough votes to pass their plans.

However, Boris Johnson's government only has an advantage over the other parties of one vote.

Since the 2017 election, the Conservatives do have the extra support of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), but some Conservative MPs have suggested that they could vote against Mr Johnson's government if it decides to go for a no-deal Brexit

How does a vote of no confidence work?
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The MPs chamber in the the House of Commons

MPs call a vote to see if the House of Commons has support for the government.

If the government loses, the prime minister stays in power, but has 14 days to win a second confidence vote.

If he or she can't do that, then a general election is called.

However, within those 14 days, it is possible for another party or MP to propose a new government which could take over, provided he or she has the votes to win a vote of confidence themselves.

Does the government want a no-deal Brexit?
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Boris Johnson is the prime minister

Since he became prime minister and leader of the government, Boris Johnson has said again and again that on 31 October, the UK will leave the EU - with or without a deal.

However, he has also said that he'd prefer to leave with a deal.

Despite that, he says the country has to be ready for no deal to happen, and so lots of planning is being done right now to prepare for it.

Although some people think a no-deal Brexit would be a very plan bad for the UK, others believe it would be the best way for the UK to split from the EU and prepare for new opportunities in the future.

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