Brexit: Opposition parties to reject PM choosing move

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Jo Swinson, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Saville Roberts and Ian Blackford

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Opposition parties contend they will not behind a primary minister’s call for an selecting – left to right: Jo Swinson, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Saville Roberts and Ian Blackford

UK antithesis parties have concluded not to behind Boris Johnson’s direct for a ubiquitous selecting before a EU limit in mid-October.

Labour, a Lib Dems, a SNP and Plaid Cymru contend they will opinion opposite a supervision or refrain in Monday’s opinion on either to reason a snap poll.

But a PM pronounced a parties were creation an “extraordinary domestic mistake”.

Meanwhile, a check designed to forestall a no-deal Brexit has been authorized by a House of Lords and will pass into law.

It will force a primary apportion to ask a EU for a Brexit deadline to be extended over 31 Oct if no understanding is concluded by a UK and Brussels by 19 October.

Mr Johnson wants an selecting to take place on 15 October, brazen of that date and a EU limit on 17 and 18 October.

  • Can a no-deal Brexit still occur on 31 October?
  • Could an early selecting still happen?
  • Where do we go from here?

He argues that a snap check will concede a supervision to “get on” with delivering Brexit by a finish of October.

But antithesis MPs – who, along with Conservative rebels, have already degraded one try by a supervision to pierce in an early selecting – contend Mr Johnson is perplexing to pull by a no-deal exit.

Media captionJohnson: Parliamentarians perplexing to retard Brexit

During a past week a primary apportion has suffered several defeats over Brexit in Parliament, diminished 21 of his possess MPs for revolting and seen his younger brother, Jo Johnson, renounce from government.

In other developments:

Following a assembly of antithesis parties on Friday, a Labour Party orator said: “Jeremy Corbyn hosted a certain discussion call with other antithesis celebration leaders this morning.

“They discussed advancing efforts to forestall a deleterious no-deal Brexit and reason a ubiquitous selecting once that is secured.”


Does PM have a deceit plan?

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By John Pienaar, BBC emissary domestic editor

As good weeks go, for Boris Johnson this wasn’t one.

Defeated and degraded again in a Commons, selecting to pouch some-more than 20 of his many reputable yet rebel colleagues – inspiring conflict from Tories who contend that was brutally heavy-handed, and now perplexing to sound conciliatory.

The list of Tory MPs station down during a subsequent selecting has continued to grow, and they demeanour like reinforcing Mr Johnson’s critics.

And a House of Lords sent legislation to anathema no-deal, and maybe force a PM to find a Brexit extension, to turn law.

He won’t mangle his word. Civil servants are transparent he can’t mangle a law. Mr Johnson needs a approach to force an election, or broach his devise to broach Brexit – maybe though removing an EU understanding first. In Downing Street there’s no pointer they’ve found one.

The options on No 10’s list – after another approaching better on selecting timing subsequent week – operation from quitting bureau in wish of removing behind in, to counting on a EU to repudiate a UK a Brexit prolongation a PM doesn’t want.

If there’s a deceit devise – and many people, in and out of government, don’t trust there is – it seems to need some-more work. And soon.


SNP Westminster personality Ian Blackford pronounced he was “desperate for an election”, though it could not occur until an prolongation to Article 50 – a routine by that a UK is withdrawal a EU – had been secured.

“It’s not only about a possess celebration interests; it’s about a common inhabitant interests,” he said. “So we are prepared to work with others to make certain we get a timing right.”

He pronounced they wanted to make certain a UK did not “crash out” in a no-deal Brexit.

Media captionEmily Thornberry told Today that FTPA selecting legislation can’t be amended

Liz Saville Roberts, Plaid Cymru’s Westminster leader, pronounced there was an “opportunity to pierce down Boris” and “we should take that”.

And a Lib Dem mouthpiece pronounced a organisation was transparent that “we are not going to let Boris Johnson cut and run”.

“The Liberal Democrat position for a while now is that we won’t opinion for a ubiquitous selecting until we have an prolongation concluded with a EU. we consider a others are entrance turn to that,” she said.

“As a organisation we will all opinion opposite or refrain on Monday.”

But Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick pronounced a open were “sick of examination politicians bicker” about Brexit and it was time for an election.

He pronounced antithesis parties should “stop being cowardly, put a matter to a public, and get fortitude during last, so a nation can pierce brazen with certainty and confidence for a future”.

Media captionSo who indeed wants an election?

Mr Johnson has betrothed a UK will leave a EU “do or die” on 31 October, with or though a deal.

But he pronounced on Friday that he would go to Brussels on 17 Oct and strech a deal.

He combined that resigning as primary apportion if he did not get one by afterwards was “not a hypothesis” he would be peaceful to contemplate.

He also pronounced he was “perplexed” by a preference of antithesis parties to “run away” from an election.

“All we see is Corbyn and a SNP clubbing together to try and close us into a EU when it’s time to get this thing done,” he said.

“It’s a many marvellous antithesis – never in story has a antithesis celebration been given a possibility for selecting and has incited it down.”

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