Brexit: Boris Johnson seeks General Election on 12th December

Written by on October 24, 2019

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said he will give Members of Parliament more time to debate his Brexit deal, but only if they agree to a December twelfth general election.

The prime minister said that he expect the EU to grant an extension to his October thirty-first deadline, even though he “really” did not want one. He urged Labour to back an election in a vote he plans to hold next week.

The EU is expected to give its verdict on delaying Brexit for three months, or less time than that, on Friday. In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Johnson says his “preferred option” is a short postponement “say to 15 or 30 November”.

In that case, he said he will try to get his deal through Parliament again, with Labour’s support.

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