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Boris Johnson: There must now be an election on Tuesday 15th October


London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday called for parliament to vote in favour of holding early elections after MPs dealt a major blow against his Brexit strategy.

“There must now be an election on Tuesday, 15th October,” Johnson said after parliament voted in favour of a law that could force him to seek to delay Brexit by three months.

“There is only one way forward for the country,” he said, calling the draft law a “surrender document” that would undermine his attempt to strike a divorce deal with Brussels.

Johnson said Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would “beg” for a Brexit delay and “accept whatever Brussels demands” if he were prime minister.

“I think it’s very sad that MPs have voted like this… I think it’s a great dereliction of duty,” he said.

Under British election law, two-thirds of MPs need to vote in favour of an early election for one to be held.

That means Johnson would need the main opposition Labour Party to vote in favour of an election, but they are resisting until the Brexit law receives final approval.

“The prime minister claims he has a strategy but he can’t tell us what it is,” Corbyn told parliament, calling Johnson’s attempt to call an election “cynical”.

dt/jwp/pma,” Corbyn told parliament, calling Johnson’s attempt to call an election “cynical”

One comment

  1. If the EU will not give a further extension, which is a total waste of time anyway as nothing can be resolved and they have had enough of Brexit, makes them nervous. They have enough problems looming anyway why cannot the people of our country demand the rights to vote. Labour Party have shown their worth this week, Fagin Corbyn snivelling on his front seat with goose pimples running up his arms, gulping and dribbling at the mouth. Demanded an election for months and has now back tracked. I am old, had my hay day, I have seen our country go to the dogs, I do not like being dictated to and we are under the dictatorship of the EU. I feel along with many of my friends that Boris is our only hope of getting us back on the right path again.

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