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US News Britain is now closer to a general election than Brexit

09:10  23 october  2019
09:10  23 october  2019 Source:

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Britain is now closer to another general election than leaving the European Union, which was most recently scheduled for 31 October this year.

Late on Tuesday, Members of Parliament (MP) approved prime minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill by 329 votes to 299. However, just minutes later, Johnson’s push to fast-track a timetable for the bill — completing it within three days — was defeated by a majority of 14.

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PM calls again for election as opposition MPs move closer to support

  PM calls again for election as opposition MPs move closer to support Boris Johnson has demanded MPs who voted down his Brexit bill last night now back a general election to break the deadlock. The prime minister said he wanted to deliver Britain's departure from the EU on 31 October but that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was stopping him doing so.Mr Corbyn claimed the deal secured with Brussels last week was a "worse than terrible treaty".Their fiery clash came just minutes after a sit-down meeting between the two, their chief whips and most senior advisers.

Brexit was originally due to happen on 29 March 2019. That was two years after then Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 - the formal process to leave - and kicked off negotiations.

Despite his latest defeat, PM intends to bring withdrawal bill to the Commons within days.

Johnson decided to “pause” his legislation and is now pushing for a general election, which would mark the third one in under five years if it went ahead by the end of the year. He emphasised that if the EU proposed to delay Brexit from the Halloween deadline, which is what was proposed by MPs, then he will push for another election as soon as possible.

If an extension of three months was granted and a general election triggered, then the UK would be closer to another vote than leaving the EU.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Chart: Yahoo Finance © Provided by Oath Inc. Chart: Yahoo Finance The 27-nation bloc is currently mulling over whether to grant the UK a Brexit extension, which would be the second one in under a year. Britain was originally meant to leave in March.

An extension is not intended to allow Johnson to renegotiations but to allow lawmakers to vote through legislation of the Brexit bill in time for a deadline — therefore avoiding a hard Brexit.

EU delays Brexit extension decision

  EU delays Brexit extension decision Brussels has agreed to the need for a Brexit extension but will not make a decision on its length until next week. The development comes as Boris Johnson pushes to hold a general election on 12 December. Meanwhile, Downing Street has said if the EU offers a Brexit delay the Government can change the date of departure through secondary legislation, known as a statutory instrument. Political opponents had been holding out for an extension to be granted and so removing the imminent threat of a no-deal exit, before backing an election.

Among the ‘smashed avocado metro-elite’ is a generation of young people who have been radicalised by Brexit , says Guardian columnist Rafael Behr. Her voice might carry further in a general election . It could also be drowned out by the traditional collusion of Labour and Tory campaigns to present the

Theresa May is spending this weekend trying to plot a way out of the UK's Brexit stalemate after Parliament rejected her deal for a third time. With just two weeks left to the new deadline of April 12, she -- and the House of Commons -- are running out of options.

Hardline Brexiteer Johnson doesn’t want a delay to Britain leaving the EU. However, at the weekend, MPs voted 322 to 306 to back a motion designed to rule out a no-deal exit. That vote . was tabled by independent MP Sir Oliver Letwin, which "withholds approval” for Johnson's Brexit deal until legislation implementing it has been passed.

Johnson was then forced by law to go to the EU and ask for an extension beyond the 31 October deadline.

At the time, he said he will press on "undaunted" with his Brexit strategy. But then caused greater ructions among parliament after he sent three letters to the EU:

  • An unsigned photocopy of the request for an extension as outlined by the Benn Act and in which he is obliged to give

  • Another note from the UK’s ambassador to the EU explaining why

  • A personal, signed letter from Johnson on why he doesn’t want a delay (which is inline with that he has repeatedly said since he became prime minister. He has even said, he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than delay Brexit).

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    LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a damaging setback Tuesday in his quest to take Britain out of the European Union, losing a critical vote in Parliament and putting his plans for Brexit on hold, as Britain ’s three-year struggle to resolve the issue continued to defy any solution.

    British ministers appeared to back a Brexit plan at May's Chequers residence on July 6. The proposal would have kept Britain in a "combined customs territory" with the EU and signed up to a " common rulebook" on all goods. In response, Johnson called for a general election , saying his government

The pound against the US dollar (GBPUSD=X) remained dampened early Wednesday and still in negative territory since Monday afternoon.

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Mr Farage is still considering whether to contest all 650 seats in the forthcoming election as he promised when he launched the party , or to focus on a smaller number of Leave-backing areas. © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd The move could be a significant factor in whether Mr Johnson is able to increase his party share in the Commons as it will not divide the Brexit vote.

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