British lawmakers reject Boris Johnson’s bid for snap election

British lawmakers reject Boris Johnson’s bid for snap election

In a second straight day of parliamentary turmoil, the House of Commons voted 329-300 in favor of the bill, setting the stage for another vote on it later in the day.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street for the Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons in London, Britain, on September 4, 2019.

Mr. Johnson, who has vowed to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 with or without a deal in place, is now pushing for a snap election.

Meanwhile, there is a growing backlash in Johnson's Conservative party as the 21 rebel MPs, including former chancellor Philip Hammond and Winston Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames, were expelled from the party for supporting the no-deal Brexit bill.

Jeremy Corbyn said the Bill created to prevent a no-deal Brexit must be passed through the Lords and have received Royal Assent before his party would back a snap election.

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The EU-27 leaders, who will next meet in Brussels on 17 October, want to avoid being blamed for a no-deal Brexit, and will be expected to grant another extension to the deadline, but with conditions.

The EU said Wednesday it now sees no alternative to the so-called "Irish backstop" in a Brexit withdrawal deal and warned the risk of Britain crashing out without an agreement has increased. "But we will consult and do it on at the date on which we will think will have maximum advantage against a "no-deal", he said.

Speaking after Mr Johnson called a debate for an early general election, Mr Clarke said: "I do think the Prime Minister, with the greatest respect, has a tremendous skill in keeping a straight face while he's being so disingenuous".

"The backstop.is the only solution identified that safeguards the Good Friday Agreement, ensures compliance with worldwide law obligations and preserves the integrity of the internal market", the commission said in its latest Brexit planning document.

Boris Johnson's attempts at delivering a snap general election just 2-weeks ahead of Brexit failed on Wednesday.

Jo Johnson, who voted in the June 2016 referendum to stay in the European Union, also quit former Prime Minister Theresa May's government over her handling of Brexit.

A court in Edinburgh is also due to issue its ruling on Wednesday in a legal challenge against Johnson's bid to suspend Parliament.

Curtice says that Johnson is hoping that by driving a hard line on Brexit, Johnson can win back defectors to the Brexit Party, uniting the "leave" vote, while benefiting from a split in the "remain" vote among the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats, a smaller opposition party that has seen a recent revival in fortunes.

Opposition lawmakers, supported by rebels in Johnson's Conservative Party, warn that crashing out of the bloc without a divorce agreement would cause irreparable economic harm.

The EU said it has not yet received a proposal from the British government about overcoming an impasse. UBS Global Wealth Management said sterling could rally to $1.30 if Brexit was delayed until January 2020 and an election was held after October.

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