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Tory rebels back Corbyn PM bid
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Tory rebels back Corbyn PM bid

    Remain-supporting Tories have hinted that they could favour installing Jeremy Corbyn as an interim prime minister over a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader reached out across the political divide to gain support for his plan to lead a caretaker government. His proposal was given a boost as the Conservatives he wrote to agreed to talks on how to stop the UK crashing out of the EU. They stopped short of giving Mr Corbyn’s offer their full backing, but Guto Bebb, who quit as defence minister last year to back a second referendum, said he was open to the idea of an emergency government run by the opposition leader. I think that those who have said they will do anything necessary to stop the long-term damage of a no-deal exit must take seriously this type of offer, said...