UK's Boris Johnson warns lawmakers against blocking no

Election speculation mounts in Britain on eve of `last chance` Brexit battle

Election speculation mounts in Britain on eve of `last chance` Brexit battle

"If they do, they will plainly chop the legs out from under the United Kingdom position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible", he said.

More than three years have passed since Britons voted by 52 percent to leave the European Union, a period marked by huge political upheaval, economic uncertainty and deep divisions both in parliament and across the country.

In a separate post published on Saturday, Mr Philippot said Mr Johnson's firm stance on Brexit would force the Brussels bloc to "yield to all" his demands.

But Johnson fuelled speculation that his government could simply decide not to abide by the bill if it does pass, saying there were "no circumstances in which I will ask Brussels to delay" beyond 31 October.

With MPs' backing, though, he said he would be able to achieve changes to the UK's current deal - negotiated by his predecessor Theresa May and rejected three times in the Commons - at an European Union summit on 17 October.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has on Monday evening sent a message to rebels within his own party, telling them to vote against what he called a "pointless" opposition plan to block his bid to suspend parliament.

An election would open up three main options: a Brexit-supporting government under Johnson, a Labour government led by Corbyn or a hung parliament that could lead to a coalition or minority government of some kind.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell attend a Labour rally ahead of a shadow cabinet meeting on September 02, 2019 in Salford, England. "We're leaving on the 31st of October, no ifs or buts".

Hong Kong students boycott classes, hold rallies
People to block policemen who arrive to arrest protesters at Tung Chung near airport in Hong Kong , Sunday, Sept.1, 2019. Hong Kong - Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong continued Monday with a general strike and a school boycott .

Sterling was the worst performer among its Group-of-10 peers as Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to kick out Conservative lawmakers who vote to block a no-deal Brexit, with his allies even raising the prospect of a snap election. "MPs must not allow Johnson to game the date as a ploy to push through a no deal Brexit".

Under the terms of the Fixed Terms Parliament Act, Mr Johnson would require the backing of two-thirds of the UK's 650 MPs to trigger an early poll this autumn.

The rebels plan to try and wrest control of the parliamentary agenda in order to pass legislation that would compel Mr. Johnson to seek a three-month extension to the deadline if he hasn't struck a deal by October 19. "The solution is to let the people decide, and call a general election".

"The Bill has cross-party support from MPs who believe that the consequences of No Deal for the economy and the country would be highly damaging".

The Labour leadership will work with Conservative rebels to secure an emergency debate in the Commons, which would then be used to force the Prime Minister to request a delay to the UK's departure from the EU. They (the EU) can see that we want a deal.

Mr Blair advised Mr Corbyn to reject a general election if he was offered it by the Tories because he felt they were preparing for one and wanted to make it seem as if they were pushed.

"It's obviously a particularly confrontational approach and, I think, designed, frankly, to realign the Conservative Party, to transform the Conservative Party very much in the direction of a Brexit party", Gauke told the BBC.

However, former Labour leader Tony Blair warned Corbyn, a veteran socialist, to avoid what he cast as an election "elephant trap" Johnson had laid for Labour.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.