UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has said he will give Members of Parliament more time to debate his Brexit deal, but only if they agree to a December twelfth general election.
The prime minister said that he expect the EU to grant an extension to his October thirty-first deadline, even though he “really” did not want one. He urged Labour to back an election in a vote he plans to hold next week.
The EU is expected to give its verdict on delaying Brexit for three months, or less time than that, on Friday. In a letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mr Johnson says his “preferred option” is a short postponement “say to 15 or 30 November”.
In that case, he said he will try to get his deal through Parliament again, with Labour’s support.