Published On: Tue, Aug 13th, 2019

Brexit news: Boris Johnson to ‘discreetly’ ask EU for new extension to hold election | UK | News


claimed after his election he would not call a general election before but later appeared to waver on his commitment as he dodged questions on the issue. The Prime Minister pledged to deliver Britain out of the on October 31 without further delays and has so far refused to meet with Brussels officials to discuss the future of the withdrawal agreement. But politician Jonathan Fryer claimed chances of Mr Johnson going back on his pledge are “increasingly likely”, as he suggested the Prime Minister may seek a new extension to hold a general election.

Speaking to RT UK, Mr Fryer said: “What may happen, and I think this is increasingly likely, is there will be some discreet approach to the EU – which is remaining very silent on this, waiting to see what happens – to say, ‘look, we’re going to have a general election. Please, can you give us an extension?’”

He continued: “There are ways and means, we have a very difficult Constitutional position that could bring down the Government, that could possibly arrange a situation where there’s going to be an election.

“Mr Cummings and Mr Johnson have suggested perhaps Friday, November 1 – the day after Brexit. But would the British people and establishment accept that?”

Boris Johnson has long been an outspoken supporter for a complete break with the European Union and has brought his stance into Number 10, further signalling his commitment to Brexit with a complete upgrade of his Cabinet to include several members of the Vote Leave campaign – including top adviser

The strategy the Prime Minister adopted has been met with criticism from the Opposition and members of the  wishing for a softer form of Brexit.

Discontent among MPs fuelled speculation about a motion of no confidence against Mr Johnson being tabled after his election but Labour leader  announced a vote would be called when his party could be sure to win it.

Mr Fryer added: “There are sufficient Conservatives who are so alarmed by a no deal Brexit that they would be prepared, in principle, to bring down the .

“Whether that means they would be prepared to see Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister is another matter.

An Express.co.uk poll conducted between Saturday, August 11 and 2pm on Sunday, August 11 received 71,446 votes in total, showing the Tories in the lead at 46 percent of voting intentions. Nigel Farage’s came in second place with 22 percent.

In nationwide polls, Labour has widely come in third as the Opposition continues to lose support over its vague Brexit policy but was bumped into fourth behind the Lib Dems by Express.co.uk readers.

A poll from YouGov on behalf of the Times between June 9 and 10, asked 1,702 British adults what their voting intention was in Westminster.

Mr Johnson has said he is committed to taking Britain out of the EU by the deadline of October 31, whether or not he can get a new deal with Brussels. Remainers would still have the “nuclear option” of trying to pass a vote of no confidence in the Government.



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