DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October?

first_imgHis spokeswoman yesterday confirmed that the new Prime Minister does not want to meet EU leaders to discuss Brexit until they agree to abandon the backstop. The question of whether he is serious about no-deal has been answered unequivocally by the composition of his cabinet. If he were to abandon his “do or die” pledge, his government would crumble as the resignation letters rolled in. whatsapp DEBATE: Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? But the government would still be able to delay dissolution in order to wrap up “unfinished business” – just nudging the election into November. And, lest we forget, a no-deal Brexit on 31 October remains the legal default. This makes pushing a no confidence vote too risky for the anti-Brexit MPs, so we’re more likely to see Anna Soubry, Sir Keir Starmer and the Gaukward Squad spending their summer holidays plotting other ways to stop no-deal than knotting up their hankies and enjoying an ice-cream on Margate beach. When Prime Ministers start donning hard hats and talking about “The North”, it begins to feel like we’re in election territory again. But the odds are against it. whatsapp The optimal route to electoral success for Boris Johnson is to get Brexit over the line by 31 October and then call an election. But clearly, this is easier said than done, and apparently Boris and his team understand this. A woman leads her dog away from a polling station set up in the garage of a private residence in Croydon, south London, on June 8, 2017, as Britain holds a general election. As polling stations across Britain open on Thursday, opinion polls show the outcome of the general election could be a lot tighter than had been predicted when Prime Minister Theresa May announced the vote six weeks ago. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images) Main image credit: Getty Share With a razor thin majority and a rebellion in his own party, the last roll of the dice would be to seek a mandate for a no-deal Brexit – and call a General Election before time runs out. Ben Kelly, a commentator for Reaction, says YES. Ben Kelly and Mo LovattMo Lovatt is a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate. So having adopted such an uncompromising position on the withdrawal agreement, we are now on course for no-deal. A significant coalition of MPs, aided by the House of Commons speaker, will go all out to stop this. The motivation for an autumn election comes from those opposed to a no-deal Brexit, and while parliamentary arithmetic may be in their favour, time is not. City A.M.’s opinion pages are a place for thought-provoking views and debate. These views are not necessarily shared by City A.M. Opinion Are we headed for a General Election before 31 October? Tuesday 30 July 2019 4:06 am Mo Lovatt, a lecturer in Cultural and Creative Industries and co-chair of The Great Debate, says NO. With parliament now in recess, they would have to wait until September to table a vote of no confidence in the government and allow 14 days for the House to adopt it. Assuming the government loses, parliament could be dissolved and only then could the six weeks of campaigning begin. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver Healthbonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comGraber BlindsWindow Treatments So Sophisticated, It’s Hard to Believe They’re so AffordableGraber BlindsBest Selling Grills | Search AdsTraeger Blaze & American Grills On SaleBest Selling Grills | Search AdsPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comlast_img

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