Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

BBC News: Laura Kuenssberg’s damning report on latest Brexit developments | UK | News

Speaking on Brexitcast, the BBC editor claimed to have spoken to many MPs on both sides of the Brexit argument who are absolutely stuck in their believes and will be prepared to do “whatever it takes” to get their outcome – whether that is stopping Brexit or leaving without a deal on October 31. She said: “For all the bad press that politicians get, they all really mean it. They all really, really mean it.

“But that’s the problem with all of this. People on both sides’ edges, the true believers in Brexit and the true believers in Remain or the true believers in all these sorts of elements of this, people just find it so hard to compromise.

“And we saw that again tonight (Tuesday).

“And one person’s constitutional outrage is another person’s opportunity to stop the thing that they really, really, really hate.”

She added: “I had two particular conversations, somebody who is a massive advocate of stopping Brexit and having another referendum.

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“And somebody on the other side absolutely adamant this has to happen.

“Both used the phrase with me about six months ago ‘I will do whatever it takes, even lose my seat, whatever, to try to get my outcome’.

“But if you’ve got people in Parliament doing that, then this Parliament has failed.

“Which is why most people now think, whether it is on October the 15th or whatever, it does mean an election has got to happen.

“This Parliament is not going to be able to find a conclusion.”

The Prime Minister said: “The Leader of the Opposition has been begging for an election for two years, he has crowds of supporters outside calling for an election.

“I don’t want an election but if MPs vote tomorrow to stop negotiations and compel another pointless delay to Brexit – potentially for years – then that would be the only way to resolve this.

“And I can confirm that we are tonight tabling a motion under the Fixed Terms Parliament Act.”

If the snap election motion is passed, it is likely that the vote will be held on October 14 ahead of the current EU exit date of October 31.

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