UK Conservative lawmaker says could not back Corbyn-led govt Aug 18, 2019 0 924 12345 ReutersLONDONA Conservative lawmaker at the centre of efforts to block a no-deal Brexit said on Saturday he was pessimistic about his chances because he and other party colleagues could not support a caretaker government led by opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn.With Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowing to take Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Oct. 31, anti-Brexit politicians from all sides have been trying, and so far failing, to agree on a plan to stop it from happening.Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, wants a caretaker government with himself as head, and then an election. But other opponents of a no-deal Brexit worry that Corbyn, a staunch leftist, would not win enough support, prompting leaders of smaller parties to put forward their own suggestions as to who could lead a government long enough to delay Brexit.Oliver Letwin, a lawmaker from Johnson’s ruling Conservatives, was asked to lend his support to Corbyn this week, but he told BBC Radio on Saturday: “I don’t think it’s at all likely that a majority would be formed for that and I wouldn’t be able to support that, no.” Asked to explain why, he said even an interim Corbyn-led government could do more damage than a disorderly exit from the world’s biggest trading bloc.Conservative opponents of a no-deal Brexit are deeply suspicious of Corbyn, whom they see as a dangerous Marxist intent on nationalising swathes of British industry and hiking state spending and taxes.“It’s well worth having discussions with everybody across the House because there’s probably a majority of MPs (Members of Parliament) who don’t want to have a no-deal exit but the issue is can we get all of those MPs on some alternative proposition? RELATED ARTICLES Pakistan PM welcomes UN move to discuss Kashmir Aug 18, 2019 0 325 Taliban say killing of leader’s brother will not derail US talks Aug 18, 2019 0 218 Reluctant Salvini allows minors to leave Italy migrant ship Aug 18, 2019 0 207 N Ireland marks 50 years since British army deployment AFP Lisburn, United Kingdom Remembering fallen comrades, veterans paraded Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the British army’s deployment to Northern Ireland -- a key moment in the Troubles. Hundreds of .. Nine people killed in Ukraine port city hotel fire Kiev: Nine people were killed in a hotel fire in Ukraine’s port city of Odessa on Saturday, leading authorities to launch a country-wide inspection of safety regulations in holiday resorts and hotels. The fire broke out .. Portland, Oregon being monitored amid far-right, leftist rallies: Trump AFP Portland President Donald Trump said Saturday that the city of Portland, Oregon is being monitored closely as it hosts a far-right rally amid fears of clashes with leftist counter-demonstrators. “Portland is being .. Hundreds of Mexican women protest police rape of teenager Mexico City: Hundreds of women demanding protection from Mexico City’s police force took to the streets Friday after a number of high-profile sexual assault cases involving serving officers. To shouts of “I do believe ..