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US News Boris Johnson in fresh push for UK general election

08:35  25 october  2019
08:35  25 october  2019 Source:   ft.com

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Prime minister Boris Johnson is to launch a third attempt to secure a UK general election and regain the initiative on Brexit.

Mr Johnson will table a parliamentary motion seeking an election under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act on Thursday night, to be voted on by MPs on Monday.

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Boris Johnson has dramatically offered to shelve plans to ratify his EU withdrawal deal, in a desperate last-ditch scramble to force a December general election . The last-minute offer sets the scene for a possible pre-Christmas poll which would be dominated by Brexit – and by the prime minister’s failure

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The move will force the Labour party to decide if it will enable the prime minister to hold an election on December 12.

If the parliamentary motion is approved, the government will then propose a new timetable to get Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal on to the statute book by November 6.

Should Labour refuse to vote for an election, Mr Johnson told the BBC, “We would campaign day after day for the people of this country to be released from subjection to a parliament that has outlived its usefulness.”

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Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, Mr Johnson needs to obtain cross-party support and the backing of at least 434 MPs to secure an election.

Mr Johnson has tabled parliamentary motions twice before seeking an election, but failed to secure a poll because Labour has refused to support it because of the risk of a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

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His latest announcement comes after the House of Commons voted to back in principle the prime minister’s flagship legislation to implement his Brexit deal on Tuesday, but MPs refused to support the swift timetable he had proposed to get the withdrawal agreement bill through parliament.

I am always up for an election whenever it comes, and I have got my winter coat ready

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell suggested on Thursday that Labour’s priority was to agree a new timetable to push the bill through parliament and to keep the party’s promise to honour the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum.

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He told journalists that Labour only wanted “days rather than weeks” of extra scrutiny of the bill.

Mr McDonnell said that he was not afraid of an election in December. “I am always up for an election whenever it comes, and I have got my winter coat ready,” he added. “I want a majority Labour government, I think that’s what we’ll get.”

But he admitted that the party had not yet decided how it would respond to a new election challenge from Mr Johnson. “We will confront that hurdle when we see it,” he said.

Some senior members of the shadow cabinet have resisted Labour backing an early election because they would prefer a second Brexit referendum, and the party is far behind the Tories in opinion polls.

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