Jeremy Corbyn's plan to avoid a no-deal Brexit by forming a temporary cross-party government led by the Labor leader gained some momentum on Thursday as pro-Remain MPs indicated their willingness to work with him.
Europhile Conservative MPs Dominic Grieve, Oliver Letwin, Caroline Spelman, and Guto Bebb – plus former Tory Nick Boles – Mr Corbyn said he would come out of his plan for a letter to them.
And Liberal Democrat Leader Jo Swinson, who initially rejected Mr. Corbyn's plan, later softened her stance by requesting a meeting with the Labor leader to discuss "how to make our parties work together" to stop a no-deal Brexit.
However, other MPs expressed skepticism that Mr Corbyn would be backing the backing of the House of Commons to Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a vote of confidence.
Mr Swinson came under increasing pressure to backtrack after dismissing Mr Corbyn's plan as 'nonsense'.
Sarah Wollaston, a former Conservative MP who defended the Lib Dems on Wednesday, told The Guardian that a caretaker led by Mr. Corbyn may be the "lesser of two evils".
Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland's first minister and leader of the Scottish National party, called on Ms. Swinson to "rethink" and said it would be "daft" to reject Mr. Corbyn's plan outright.
"That's one way of avoiding a no-deal Brexit," said Ms Sturgeon. "It's not the only one. We should be exploring all options and we should not be ruling anything out. "
In response, Ms. Swinson agreed to meet Mr. Corbyn, although she insisted his plan was not viable because Conservative MPs would become prime minister.
"Regardless of how my party was to vote. , , In a letter to Mr. Corbyn, eight Conservative MPs would like to refer you to the office, "she said.
Mr Corbyn's efforts were boosted by some Europhile Conservative MPs.
Mr Bebb, Brexit referendum, said that "a short-term Jeremy Corbyn government is less damaging than the generic damage that would be caused by a no-deal Brexit".
But one pro-Remain Tory MP said he was not the Labor Leader.
Jeremy Corbyn has not got the numbers and I do not think he has, "added the MP.
Mr Johnson to ask the EU for a further Brexit delay.
He added there was no certainty Mr. Corbyn could form a temporary government, leaving Mr. Johnson free to take Britain out of the EU without an agreement on October 31.