Jeremy Corbyn laid out a plan to oust Boris Johnson, become caretaker PM, delay Brexit and call an election [Peter Nicholls/Reuters]

The Liberal Democrats have been urged to reconsider their outright dismissal of Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s plan to prevent a no-deal Brexit by becoming caretaker prime minister.

Nicola Sturgeon, the leader of the Scottish National Party, told Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats that she should rethink her rejection of the proposition, which the latter had described as “nonsense”.

Sturgeon on Thursday signalled her 35 MPs could support Corbyn’s plan for a no-confidence vote in the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson; extension to the October 31 deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union; and a general election

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