LONDON, Sep 6 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The opposition parties and the dissident 'tories' of the British Government will not support the motion that will be put to the vote on Monday in the House of Commons to try – for the second time – to call early parliamentary elections, considering there is no sufficient guarantees on Brexit.
The House of Commons is currently divided between those who support the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in his plan to continue negotiating a new agreement with the EU and in the meantime call for elections and those who support a law that would virtually force the Government to request an extension for Avoid a chaotic Brexit on October 31.
A spokeswoman for Johnson on Friday urged the opposition to “take responsibility for their actions and face public opinion in an election.” For this reason, he has asked him to reconsider his rejection of the elections if, as it seems, Parliament concludes the approval of the law against hard Brexit.
On Wednesday, the leader of the Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, opened the door to the electoral advance: “We are going to pass this law and get the promulgation of the queen and then we will support elections.” According to 'The Guardian', this apparent openness has given rise to the division of opinions within the formation.
Finally, the opposition parties have agreed at their meeting this Friday that they will not say yes to Monday's motion. This has been confirmed by the end of the meeting sources of the various parties attending, including the Labor, to several British media.
“What I understand is that if someone wants general elections, the voting date has to be after October 31,” explained a Welsh party leader Plaid Cyrmu, Liz Saville Roberts, in statements to Sky News. The date shuffled so far by Johnson is October 15.
Labor deputy Emily Thornberry has acknowledged in statements to the BBC that the opposition does not trust what the prime minister can do in case of obtaining the approval of his electoral plan, since “it is up to him to advise the queen of the date in what should be the elections. ”
The main fear is that a date is agreed and Johnson, “a liar manifest” according to Thornberry, postpones it until November and, therefore, the Brexit date arrives without agreement or postponement. The Labor deputy recalled that Johnson has said that “I would rather die in a ditch” to stop the process of divorce with the EU.