The Green Party and Plaid Cymru have called on Jeremy Corbyn to back an extension to Article 50 and a second referendum ahead of a general election, after the Labour leader wrote to anti-Brexit MPs calling for the formation of a “unity government”.

Corbyn set out his plans in a letter intended to woo rebel Tories and opposition leaders into stopping a no-deal Brexit by removing Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and allowing Labour to form a “strictly time-limited” caretaker government.  

In the letter, Corbyn states that the caretaker government would call a general election in which Labour would be “committed to a public vote […] including the option to remain”.

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas initially welcomed Corbyn’s call for a vote of no confidence and a temporary government, but added that it still “does not guarantee that the people are given the final say on Brexit”.

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