UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will try for a fourth time to secure an early general election, after Members of Parliament, MPs rejected his plan. The PM will now ask MPs to approve a December twelfth election through a one-line bill, which needs the support of fewer MPs than his last attempt.
But No 10 sources say they would accept an election on December eleventh to get opposition parties on-board. Mr Johnson said the “paralysis” could not go on, but Labour said a no-deal Brexit had to be taken off the table. It follows the agreement by EU leaders to delay Brexit until the thirty-first of January.
The Commons backed the government’s election motion by two hundred and ninety-nine to seventy on Monday, but it was well short of the two-thirds of all MPs whose support are needed to call an election under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.
The government has now said it will abandon its attempt to pass its Brexit bill, for the time being.