UK government will allow Labour confidence vote if wording of motion changes

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government said on Tuesday that it would allow an attempt by the opposition Labour Party to call a confidence vote if the wording of the motion was changed to remove reference to Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"We have given Labour the option to table a straightforward vote of no confidence in the government," a government spokeswoman said.

"They have chosen to play politics by tabling a vote of no confidence in the government and the prime minister. As the prime minister has already resigned and a leadership process is underway, we do not feel this is a valuable use of parliamentary time."

(Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill; editing by Michael Holden)

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