Jeremy Corbyn hits back at Donald Trump after being told not to table no-confidence vote in PM
Jeremy Corbyn has hit back at Donald Trump after he was told not to table a no-confidence vote in the Prime Minister.
The Labour leader said the American president was only supportive of Boris Johnson so the UK will “hand Britain’s public services and protections over to US corporations” in a trade deal.
He was responding to a tweet from Mr Trump amid the row over the Prime Minister's decision to suspend Parliament for up to five weeks from next month.
It read: “Would be very hard for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labour Party, to seek a no-confidence vote against new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, especially in light of the fact that Boris is exactly what the UK has been looking for, and will prove to be ‘a great one!’.
But hitting back on Twitter, Mr Corbyn said: "I think what the US president is saying, is that Boris Johnson is exactly what he has been looking for, a compliant Prime Minister who will hand Britain’s public services and protections over to US corporations in a free trade deal.”
The row comes after Mr Johnson met President Trump for the first time since entering Number 10 at the G7 summit in Biarritz.
Afterwards the president said: “I really believe Boris Johnson will be a great prime minister. We really like each other. And we had a great two and a half days.
“I have been waiting for him to be Prime Minister for about six years. I told him, ‘What took you so long?’ I think his time is right.”