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The House of Commons vetoes a parliamentary recess to facilitate the ‘tory’ congress

September 26, 2019

LONDON, Sep 26 (Reuters / EP) –

The House of Commons of the United Kingdom has voted this Thursday against a parliamentary recess until October 3 to allow the Conservative Party to hold its annual congress, in a new and symbolic blow against the aspirations of the prime minister, Boris Johnson

A day after the deputies resumed the activity after the Supreme Court ruling, legislators have had to pronounce on the possibility of temporarily paralyzing the sessions to facilitate the political activity of the 'tories'.

With 306 votes against and 289 in favor, the deputies have rejected the requested recess, although before the vote the conservatives had already indicated that they would also hold their congress. The opposition has asserted the argument that it is a crucial moment in political terms for the imminence of Brexit.

According to the current deadlines, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union on October 31. Johnson still hopes to reach an agreement before that date and does not consider asking for the extension to which he is theoretically bound by a law that seeks to avoid a disorderly divorce.

The Government has tried to circumvent the pulse by demanding up to two times the holding of early elections, but the opposition wants Brexit to be ruled out without agreement. In any case, the president of the House of Commons, John Bercow, said Thursday that the elections could not be held before October 31.

Labor deputy Richard Burgon has asked Bercow if it is correct to deduce from the current regulations that could not be held before November 5. “I can confirm that what I understand from the electoral calendar based on the existing framework is the same as you,” replied the head of the House.