The Government of the United Kingdom will park the law for the exit of the European Union and will promote the call for early elections if the House of Commons has its plan to accelerate the voting process on Brexit and the community block authorizes a new extension.
The Withdrawal Agreement Act, published on Monday night, is now the main objective of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has suffered in recent weeks a succession of parliamentary defeats in his efforts to remove the United Kingdom from the EU on 31 October.
Deputies are called to rule on whether they authorize a three-day program to speed up the process and, if they reject it, Downing Street will change strategy. Johnson has advanced that the Government will renounce its defense of this law: “I will not allow in any way that we spend more months with this.”
In this sense, the chief executive has confirmed his desire to take out the polls and present himself again with the clear message that it is necessary to “get Brexit”. The date that the media are considering for this new vote – ahead of the one scheduled for 2022 – would be before Christmas.
The opposition has already rejected several attempts by Johnson to hold new elections, although in this case the scenario would be different to the extent that there would already be an extension on the table and, therefore, the ghost of a possible divorce without agreement between United Kingdom and the European Union.
The 'premier' on Tuesday defended before Parliament the plan negotiated last week between London and Brussels, in an attempt to achieve the desired ratification. “If the agreement and the law that authorizes it are approved, we can turn the page and allow this Parliament and the country to start healing and joining,” he said during the opening of the debate.
Johnson has defended his “great agreement,” in which he sees the basis for negotiating new trade agreements. “They said we could not change the withdrawal agreement in 90 days and we did it. They said we would never get rid of the backstop. They said we would never get a new agreement,” he has reviewed before the deputies, according to The Guardian.
The leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has already made it clear that his “recommendation” will be to “vote against the law” and reject any haste in the debate. He has also warned that he will not support any electoral advance if the extension of Brexit is not guaranteed before.