The Liberal Democrat leader, Jo Swinson, is blocking a plan to put Corbyn in the game, which is backed by other parties in the UK. If Prime Minister Johnson is indeed defeated in a vote of no confidence, Corbyn is waiting in the wings to take over the PM seat in a beleaguered United Kingdom, but the Lib Dems don't seem to think so.
Jeremy Corbyn is on record as saying there are options under discussion from moves to force Mr. Johnson to comply with the Benn Act, tabling a vote of no confidence in the government all the way to seizing control of the Commons agenda.
According to sky.com, Jeremy Corbyn had the following to say: "All of those options are absolutely in play and all of those options are under consideration. Our agreed position is to prevent a no-deal exit and ensure the prime minister obeys the Act... which requires him to make an application to the EU by 19 October if no agreement has been reached by parliament at that stage. There are no signs that the prime minister has even made an application of any sort, or indeed any proposals, to the EU thus far. We will be raising many issues this week about the dangers of the no-deal exit. We'll continue putting that pressure on the government and we will do everything we can to make sure parliament is in session in order to deal with these issues right up to the 19 October."
Not Right Now
The leaders in the United Kingdom trying to stop a no-deal Brexit from becoming a reality are not in agreement as to how to stop Johnson's hook-or-by-crook Brexit methodology. This week, during the Conservative Party conference, they are not tabling a motion of no confidence in the government. This is due to their present inability to pull in the same direction tactically.
Ms. Swinson says she would only support a compromise candidate for PM; like Tory grandee Kenneth Clarke or Labour veteran Dame Margaret Beckett.
"He [Corbyn] simply does not have the numbers. I have been crystal clear but I will do so again – Jeremy Corbyn is not going into Number 10 on the basis of Liberal Democrats' votes," said Jo Swinson.