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Opposition parties in the British Parliament have made common cause to block the call for early elections until the 'premier' Boris Johnson accedes to a new extension of the Brexit of three months. The strategy has been decided at a meeting held on Friday between Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, with representatives of the Democratic Liberal Party, the Scottish National Party and the Welsh Nationalist Party ('Plaid Cymru'), according to 'The Guardian'.
On his way through Scotland, Boris Johnson reiterated, however, his intention to remove the United Kingdom from the EU on October 31 and call early elections on October 15. According to Downig Street, Johnson will resubmit a motion for the call to the polls on Monday, similar to the one he promoted last Wednesday and in which he won only 298 votes in favor (of the 434 needed to reach the majority of two thirds of the House of Commons).
In his speech on Thursday in Yorkshire, interpreted as the "gunshot" of his election campaign, Boris Johnson came to say: "I do not want elections, but frankly it is the only way out I see. The decision must be taken in time for the summit from the EU on October 17 Who do we want to go to Brussels: Jeremy Corbyn, with his offer of new delays, or someone who can fulfill the will of the people and guarantee Brexit on October 31? "
Jeremy Corbyn, who in principle was willing to support early elections as soon as the extreme Brexit veto law is finally passed after passing through the House of Lords, has changed positions and has yielded to the pressures of Labor deputies , recommending a postponement of the appointment with the polls after October 31 and forcing Johnson to ask for a new Brexit extension until January 2020.
"Before he died in a ditch to ask for a new extension," Johnson anticipated Thursday, which is considering other options (such as amending Parliament's Fixed Term Act, which would require a simple majority) to get his way and force the elections on October 15.
Despite the four parliamentary defeats accumulated this week, the loss of the majority in the House and the escape of 21 'rebel tories' deputies, Johnson enjoys high popularity among Brexit supporters and reaches a 33% vote preference in The latest YouGov survey, compared to 22% of Labor, 21% of the Liberal Democratic Party and 12% of the Nigel Farage Brexit Party, which has already offered a post-electoral pact to the Conservative leader to boost Brexit without agreement.
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