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British MPs to re-cast ballot over mid-October election on Monday

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London, Sep 6: Lawmakers in the United Kingdom (UK) have been provided with a fresh chance to cast a ballot for an early October general election on Monday, the British government has announced on Friday.

According to BBC news reports, the development comes after MPs dismissed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap voting on October 15 on Wednesday’s vote session.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell stated opposition Labour party wanted a general election but with a priority to block Johnson’s efforts to a no-deal Brexit.

Johnson has said he would consider a “dead in a ditch” rather than head towards to the European Union (EU) asking them for another delay to Brexit to withdraw Britain from the bloc. He also said he seeks to offer the nation a choice.

“We either go forward with our plan to get a deal, take the country out on 31 October which we can or else somebody else should be allowed to see if they can keep us in beyond 31 October,” Johnson said.

The new vote over an early poll is slated to take place ahead of parliament is due to be suspended or prorogued, from coming next week until 14th of October.

House of Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg, while announcing the vote, said the parliamentary suspension would kick-off on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday but however, did not offer accurate detail.

Opposition MPs have said they will not support Johnson’s bid to have an early general election while the option of a no-deal Brexit remains open to the prime minister to leave the EU on October 31.

McDonnell told the BBC the opposition Labour would only consent after it had ensured the bill to prevent no-deal Brexit, but would only consider having an election “later rather than sooner”.

He stated Labour was “consulting” with their other opposition parties in order “to determine the date” on a general poll.

“The problem that we’ve got is that we cannot at the moment have any confidence in Boris Johnson abiding by any commitment or deal that we could construct,” he said. “So we are now consulting on whether it’s better to go long, therefore, rather than to go short.”



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