More time to debate Brexit deal if MPs agree election on Dec 12th – Johnson

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons as parliament discusses Brexit, sitting on a Saturday for the first time since the 1982 Falklands War, in London, Britain, October 19, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

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British Members of Parliament will get more time to discuss the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal provided they agree to general election on December 12th.

Boris Johnson said that he anticipated the European Union to give the United Kingdom an extension to the current Brexit deadline of October 31st. He said he didn’t personally want one.

The EU is expected to discuss and give their suggestion on whether a further extension should be granted, tomorrow (Friday).

Johnson has called on the Opposition Labour party to support his proposal for the election during a vote planned for next week. This is also provided that the Brexit deadline is extended to January 31st.

The BBC is reporting that if the extension is granted until the end of November, Mr Johnson will look to get his deal approved by MPs.

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Should the opposition support the government’s demand for an election, the government will attempt to get the deal across the line prior to the dissolution of Parliament on November 6th, in time for the election campaign.

Speaking to the BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg, the Prime Minister said that, ‘If they (MPs) genuinely want more time to study this excellent deal, they can have it – but they have to agree to a general election on 12 December.’

From the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, ‘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.’