JEREMY Corbyn will today insist that a general election is the most practical and democratic way to "break the deadlock" at Westminster over Brexit.

In a keynote speech in Yorkshire, the Labour leader will argue that a government with a new mandate could negotiate a better withdrawal deal with Brussels.

Mr Corbyn is expected to repeat that his party will vote down Theresa May’s Brexit Plan next Tuesday and will explain Labour's approach to unite Leave and Remain voters around their common interests.

However, there is some confusion over just when Labour would table a confidence vote in the Conservative Government in a bid to get a general election, should, as people expect, the Prime Minister see her plan rejected.

Barry Gardiner, the Shadow Trade Secretary, suggested it would be tabled “immediately” after Mrs May lost the vote but a spokesman for Mr Corbyn suggested the Scot was “speculating”. He said: "The timing will be decided as events unfold."

The Labour leadership is mindful that it needs to table a confidence motion at the optimum time it could win it. Given the PM now has to return to the Commons with a Plan B, should Plan A be rejected, then it might be Mr Corbyn and his colleagues think this would be the best time to try to bring down the Tory administration.

If Labour won the confidence vote and a general election happened, there is also a lack of clarity as to what the party’s policy on Brexit would be.

A party source made clear the manifesto position on Brexit had yet to be decided and could be changed even if a snap election comes soon.

Labour's current policy is a "jobs-first Brexit," involving membership of a customs union and the single market and protection of rights.

However, the source pointed out manifesto policies would be decided by Labour's "internal party democracy". A recent poll suggested 72 per cent of party members wanted Mr Corbyn to back a People’s Vote, something he personally opposes.

In his speech in Wakefield to an audience of workers and party members, the Labour leader will say: "If the Government cannot pass its most important legislation, then there must be a general election at the earliest opportunity.

"A government that cannot get its business through the House of Commons is no government at all. So I say to Theresa May: if you are so confident in your deal, call that election and let the people decide.”

He will argue: "To break the deadlock, an election is not only the most practical option, it is also the most democratic option. It would give the winning party a renewed mandate to negotiate a better deal for Britain and secure support for it in Parliament and across the country…

"The need for a government with a clear purpose and direction for the country could not be more urgent. Labour stands ready to bring Leave and Remain voters together to rebuild Britain for the many, not the few."

Mr Corbyn will insist the "real divide" in the UK is not between Leave and Remain voters but, rather, between the many, who "do the work, create the wealth and pay taxes" and the few, who "set the rules, reap the rewards and so often dodge taxes".

In response, Brandon Lewis, the Tory Chairman, said: “Labour simply do not have a plan for Brexit. Instead they are arguing in public about whether to frustrate the decision of the British people and rerun the referendum.”

Labour’s Jo Stevens on behalf of the People’s Vote campaign, pointed out how polling suggested that if the party went into a general election on a pro-Brexit platform, the result could be “catastrophic”; an electoral reverse that would rival the party’s historic defeats of 1931 and 1983 in scale and depth.

She added: “Labour’s policy is clear: to press for a general election if Parliament rejects the deal and if that fails to seek a People’s Vote.”

Caroline Lucas for the Greens echoed the point: “A People's Vote could deliver the frank and honest debate we need and allow us to move on from Brexit, empower communities and build a fairer country."