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British PM threatens opponents of no-deal Brexit with snap election

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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned his political opponents in the parliament either to support his policy of leaving the European Union on October 31, or to prepare for a snap election.

British news portal The Guardian reports that on Monday, September 2, a cross-party group of internal opposition seeking to block no deal tabled a bill, which the MPs hope to push through parliament at high speed if they seize control of the Commons timetable on Tuesday, September 3.

It would mandate Johnson to extend departure until January 31 from October 31, unless MPs backed a deal or approved no deal.

In a carefully choreographed sequence, Johnson held an emergency cabinet meeting, addressed Conservative MPs at a Downing Street reception and then made a live television address to say there were «no circumstances» under which departure from the EU would not happen on 31 October.

Johnson explained in his televised address, which was punctuated by chants from protestors in central London, that he did not want an election. However, government briefings openly threatened one on 14 October if rebel MPs did not back down.


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  1. kushal kumar says:

    The political as also economic scenario in UK looks to be one of major worrisome concern. In the beginning of September , 2019 , British lawmakers in the House of Commons passed a bill aimed at preventing a no-deal Brexit. They also rejected PM Johnson’s proposal to hold a snap election on 15 October. As regards Brexit with deal , the same has not yet taken final shape. In these circumstances , UK looks to be passing through a major worrisome concern time which was very well reflected in this Vedic astrology writer’s predictive alerts through article – “ World trends in April to August 2019” – brought to public domain widely in March and subsequently on 5 April 2019. The predictive alert had said that a period of four and a half months from mid- April to August in 2019 may call for more care and appropriate strategy in UK also in relation to one or more of the following :-

    1. “Economic and financial aspects may reflect major worrisome concerns;
    2. Decision-making capability may be either short of firmness or having potential to give rise to ambiguity ;
    3. Unions , federations , groups or association or parties , within a nation or among nations , may show signs of divergence in more than one sphere of life. In other words , the spirit of unity in them may be short of being ideal”.
    A review of the aforesaid trends around May in 2019 had suggested that these trends could reach out as far as mid-October , while the period from about 7 August to 9 October , 2019 look to be particular , calling for more care and appropriate strategy. And within that period , one from 25 September to 9 October in 2019 cannot be allowed to pass without due attention.

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