Boris Johnson 'could face no-confidence vote next week', warns SNP's Stewart Hosie

SNP MP Stewart Hosie said opposition parties could stage a no confidence vote next week. Picture: TSPL
SNP MP Stewart Hosie said opposition parties could stage a no confidence vote next week. Picture: TSPL
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Opposition parties could stage a vote of confidence in the Government next week in a bid to thwart a no-deal Brexit, a senior SNP MP has said.

Stewart Hosie said the plan - to put in place an interim government to secure a Brexit extension - appeared to be the only way to ensure Britain did not "crash out" of the EU on October 31.

However, he acknowledged that in order to succeed, it would require all the opposition parties to get behind it.

But while the SNP have indicated they could support a temporary government led by Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats and many of the Tory rebels who had the whip withdrawn have made clear they are not prepared to put the Labour leader in No 10.

Mr Hosie however warned that they may have no other option if they were serious about preventing a no-deal Brexit and securing a further extension to the Article 50 withdrawal process.

"We have to do that because there is now no confidence that the Prime Minister will obey the law and seek the extension that Parliament voted for only a few weeks ago," he told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme.

"If we are serious about the extension, that is the only game in town."