By George Stephens • 24 October 2019 • 18:45
Boris Johnson has declared he will launch a fresh bid to hold a general election on Thursday 12 December to “get Brexit done”.
Boris will formally push for MPs to back the plan in the House of Commons on Monday but he will need two thirds of them to support it.
Johnson after a meeting of senior cabinet ministers today as we the EWN reported earlier was taking place, Johnson has vowed to act on MPs’ concerns he had given them too little time to scrutinise the EU Withdrawal Bill, which writes into UK law the deal he secured with Brussels.
“We are going to give them all the time they want, between now and the dissolution of parliament to do scrutiny,We have had three years, we have been reasonable, if you want more time you can have it but we must all agree to go for an election on 12 December.”
That will be the same date as the next gathering of EU leaders in Brussels, and would be the first December election since 1923 which ironically became a hung parliament!
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