The leader of the United Kingdom Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has advocated “expanding the right to vote” in the December parliamentary elections, so that 16 and 17-year-old Britons can also participate, as well as citizens of the UE that are registered.
The Government has already expressed its suspicion of a possible amendment to the law that would expand the electoral roll in the United Kingdom, after the Liberal Democratic Party and the Scottish National Party (SNP) raised on Monday the possibility of opening the vote to minors .
A spokesman for Johnson has advanced that he will cancel plans to hold new elections if Parliament is in favor of reducing the minimum voting age or voting for EU citizens, on the grounds that this would be a delay of six months, according to Reuters agency.
Corbyn's support for an electoral advance, after his demand that there will be no Brexit scenario without agreement has been met, has now focused the debate on the details of that vote, which the Executive aspires to convene on December 12.
The House of Commons has given the green light this Tuesday to an accelerated processing of the law that would allow to convene such an appointment, although with a change in relation to the request of the Government that opens the door to the introduction of amendments, according to the BBC.
Johnson has argued that “the only way for the country to move forward is to get Brexit” and, for this, it is necessary to end the “parliamentary obstruction” to the Government. “That happens by renewing Parliament and giving a voice to citizens,” said the 'premier' before the deputies.
In this regard, Johnson has recriminated his opposition to the opposition and said that Labor is “the only party that is afraid of an election,” after Corbyn has not clarified until Tuesday that he will finally support the electoral advance.
The Labor leader, meanwhile, has argued that “it is time for real change” in the United Kingdom, for which his party is already glimpsing the “more radical” campaign that is remembered. Corbyn has advocated turning the page on a government that has labeled it “reckless” and “destructive.”