Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Nigel Farage calls for early election and alliance with Boris Johnson

Nigel Farage calls for early election and alliance with Boris Johnson

He hammered home the message that his government would take the United Kingdom out of the European Union (EU) on October 31, adding "we are preparing for a no-deal Brexit if we absolutely must".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he would not agree to a General Election until a bill preventing a no deal Brexit was passed.

The Liberal Democrats, the SNP and Labour have all said they will not vote in favour of the motion, which comes after MPs backed a bill to block a no-deal Brexit if a deal isn't reached with the EU.

Johnson, whose government has lost its majority after he axed 21 lawmakers from his party, wants to hold a snap election to shake up parliament, which is deeply divided over Brexit and rejected his predecessor Theresa May's exit deal with the European Union three times.

"But if I'm still Prime Minister after Tuesday October 15, then we will leave on October 31 with, I hope, a much better deal".

Boris Johnson clashed with Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs.

The Government failed to secure the support of two-thirds of MPs, with the Commons voting 298 to 55 - 136 short of the number needed.

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The bill will now go to the House of Lords.

However, with the backing of both Labour and the SNP, a general election is set to be called early next week, before the prorogation of parliament.

New British prime minister Boris Johnson took the floor in the House of Commons on Wednesday to face his first Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) amid a boiling Brexit chaos. "If he is prepared to go with a clean no deal Brexit, we would smash it".

Jacob Rees-Mogg announced today in the Commons that there will be another vote on the prospect of a snap election on Monday evening after the Letwin/Benn Bill formally becomes law.

He also acknowledged there were splits in the party about the timing of a general election, saying that the leadership was in contact with legal experts and other opposition parties about what to do.

"We stand ready to bring down the Tory government and give Scotland the chance to stop Brexit and to decide its own future", Mr Blackford said.

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