Are You Ready for Early General Election in December 2019?
Updates: UK General Election has been set for 12 December 2019 after a majority of MPs have voted for the simple motion submitted.
Our readers have voted in vast majority (65%) in favor of early election in December reflecting the fact that a snap poll was expected and welcome by the voters.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed Monday in his attempt to hold an early general election on 12 December, after Labour MPs abstained.
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On Tuesday, the PM will proposed a simple motion in the House of Commons calling for an early election. This required a simple majority of just one vote and had the support of the opposition.
Mr Corbyn said his condition of taking a no-deal Brexit off the table had "now been met" after the EU agreed to extend the deadline to 31 January 2020.
PM also asked the support of opposition Liberal Democrat and Scottish National Party (SNP) MPs by making the short bill "almost identical" to one proposed earlier by the two parties for an election on 9 December.
Friday, last week, EU ambassadors failed, on Friday morning, to reach agreement on Brexit extension. In result PM might not get MPs support for early elections as Labour and SNP stated earlier they would back GE only "if NO-deal Brexit is off the table".
Thursday: Boris Johnson has written to the Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, setting out his proposals for a general election. He plans to organize the snap election on 12 December.
The decisive vote should take place Monday and will introduce fresh uncertainty into British Pound's outlook.
The British Pound fell further pushed down by the uncertainty in the markets regarding Brexit and prospective elections, reported Financial Review.
Who is expected to support an early election?
Initially - the Tories, Labour and SNP.
Update: Labour and SNP could withdraw their initial support for a early election as the risk for a No-deal "is yet to be assessed".
Obviously, excluding the Tory rebels, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party MPs will support a call for an election.
Labour also stated that is ready to vote for a general election as soon as EU27 leaders have signed off on a Brexit extension, despite the desire of some senior party figures to secure a referendum first.
Labour’s shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey reconfirmed on Thursday the Laboour position to vote for an election if the EU grants an extension.
The SNP announced last week that is ready to call for a three-month extension to Brexit and a general election.
Ian Blackford, the party's Westminster leader, has tabled an amendment to Super Saturday's motion in the Commons, rejecting the new Brexit deal.
Who’s against a general election before Christmas?
In short: Labour and Tory rebel MPs and Lib Dems
Labour backbenchers would vote against election
Some Labour MPs, including the Remain faction in the Labour believe that the party should focus first on the Second Referendum. They are also worried about the recent polls showing Labout behind Tory.
BORIS Johnson faces a growing revolt from the Cabinet and backbench Tory MPs over his threat to hold a general election before delivering Brexit. It is worth underlining that Tory rebels that have been excluded from Conservative party will find it difficult to win back their constituency with out any party support.
Lib Dems are not very excited about the the prospects of general elections as they were hoping to have a Second Brexit Referendum approved by the commons. Their clear Pro EU will help them in a new referendum pushing them as it did in the last EU elections.
Why it is very likely that UK will have a General Election before BREXIT?
The PM has vowed to force a snap poll if Brussels agrees to Parliament’s request for a new three month-long Brexit delay until January 31.
Boris Johnson has tried sending the country to the polls 2 times already this fall, on 4 and then on 9 September but MPs have rejected his calls.
The most ardent proponent for an immediate general election is the PM’s chief adviser in No10, Dominic Cummings.
What are the odds for a General Election in 2019?
It looks increasingly likely.
For PM to call for a GE, he will need to win the backing of two thirds of Commons, necessary under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act. With Labour and SNP support he might just succeed.
When an early election can be organized in 2019?
Any general election called before Brexit will be most likely in December
Here is why: According to the legislation there has to be a gap of at least five weeks before election day. (The law requires Parliament to dissolve 25 working days before the election.)
It is unlikely that until Monday, 28 October,an official election call can be approved in Parliament.
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