UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his sixth vote in Parliament after his second attempt to call an early election failed to satisfy the require majority. He final vote was 293-46 in favor of an early election, but the opposition Labour party abstained and Speaker John Bercow declared that the majority didn’t meet the requirements of the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. PM Johnson stated “I earlier urged the house to trust the people. But once again, the opposition think they know better.” A two-third majority is required in order to call for early elections.
The House of Commons and the House of Lords will now be suspended for the next five weeks after a notion to extend the usual recess for part conference was extended by two weeks. Johnson expelled 21 Tory rebels who voted with opposition parties against their own party in order to take a no deal Brexit off the table. Plaid Cymru's Liz Saville-Roberts added “The vote for a general election would play into Boris Johnson’s hands. It would allow him to ignore the legislation that is presently going through the House of Lords, likely to have royal assent today. It would allow him to ignore that. It would give him the opportunity to ignore the law.”
“I'd rather be dead than ask for a delay” PM Johnson
Johnson’s response to a reported asking if he could ensure the public that he won’t ask the EU for another delay was “I'd rather be dead than ask for a delay”. While a law was passed by Parliament which states the Johnson has to ask for a delay until January 31st 2019 if no deal will pass Parliament by October 16th 2019, it is unclear which steps Johnson and his allies will take. One cabinet minister, Amber Rudd, resigned in protest of how the current government is handling Brexit and so did Johnson’s brother.
For the time being, Johnson is repeating his stance that he will not ask Brussels for yet another Brexit delay. Yesterday evening he told MPs once again “I will not ask for another delay. I will not.” After his second vote for an early election was defeated, a frustrated Johnson stated “This government will press on with negotiating a deal, while preparing to leave without one. I will go to that crucial summit in Brussels on Oct. 17, and no matter how many devices this Parliament invents to tie my hands, I will strive to get an agreement in the national interest.”
Johnson Singled out Opposition Leader Corbyn
Johnson singled out opposition leader Corbyn for not backing an early election. He told Parliament that “Dither, delay, procrastination and confusion that has become a hallmark of the opposition. The Surrender Act has now passed. It has gained Royal Assent. He has done his level best to wreck this country’s chances of a successful negotiation. By his own logic and his own argument, he must now back an election.” The Labour Party claims that it cannot trust PM Johnson until a no deal Brexit is legally ruled out. Parliament will now return on October 14th 2019, juts three days before the crucial EU summit.
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Brexit Party Offers Johnson Non-Aggression Pact
Labour’s opposition to an early election remains and Johnson added “If you really want to delay Brexit beyond October the 31st, which is what you seem to want to do, then vote for an election and let the people decide if they want a delay or not. And if you refuse to do that tonight, I will go to Brussels and negotiate our departure, hopefully with a deal, but without one if necessary. I will not ask for another delay.” With Parliament on prorogation, MPs will now only have two days of official discussions before Johnson will attend the EU summit where sources claim he will push for a deal.
The Brexit Party, under Nigel Farage, has offered Johnson a non-aggression pact if he will honor his pledge not to ask for a delay. The offer is advertised in newspapers across the country and reads “Let’s have a clean-break Brexit, then we will help you secure a big Brexit majority and destroy Corbyn’s Labour. Together we would be unstoppable.” Farage further added “Johnson should cast his mind back to the European elections in May, in which his party came fifth, and ask himself: Does he want the Tories to find themselves in a similarly disastrous position when the results of the next general election come in, or does he want to sign a non-aggression pact with me and return to Downing Street?”
It is unclear if Johnson will accept the non-aggression pact offered by the Brexit Party, but after a meeting in Dublin with Irish PM Varadkar he told reporters “Our governments have spent three years masticating this problem. I think it is time to honour the achievements of our predecessors who tackled far worse problems by cracking this one ourselves. I won’t say that we can do it all today, but I believe there is a deal to be done by October 18. Let’s do it together.”
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