Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'

Corbyn vows to force May to resign 'within a matter of days'
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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn went on the offensive in an interview with the Daily Mirror on Saturday, vowing to oust Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservatives "within a matter of days."

“I can still be Prime Minister. This is still on. Absolutely. Theresa May has been to the Palace. She’s attempting to form a government," Corbyn told the Mirror.

He plans to use the vote over the Queen's Speech at the end of June as his next attempt to topple May, who is barely clinging to power following the destruction of the Tories' majority at the ballot box on Thursday.

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“We will – obviously – amend the Queen’s Speech. There’s a possibility of voting it down and we’re going to push that all the way," he explained. Corbyn says there's enough opposition in Parliament and in May's own party to topple the government.

Corbyn also said there's enough opposition in Parliament and in May's own party to topple the government.

“I don’t think Theresa May and this government have any credibility. The Prime Minister called this election on the basis she would need a stronger mandate to negotiate Brexit," Corbyn said. "Well look what's happened."

“Everything’s still to play for. We can still do this," he continued. "My phone is full of texts from lots and lots of people from right across the party. I’m very happy about that. I’m very proud to lead this party."

Despite his inability to secure a Labour majority in the election, Corbyn is optimistic that one is around the corner.

“The Tories may be in government for now, but their model and lack of ambition is unsustainable. I’m ready for another general election," Corbyn said.

"This is just the first step."