Labour and Tories clash over call for confidence vote

Opposition say No 10 is ‘running scared’, but Conservatives accuse Corbyn of ‘bottling it’

Labour and the Conservatives were embroiled in a high-stakes row over whether to stage an immediate vote of no confidence in the government after the opposition chose not to table a binding vote on the issue on Monday night.

The opposition accused Downing Street of “running scared” because it had refused to allow time to debate an alternative, non-binding no-confidence vote in Theresa May as prime minister.

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