Published: Sat, August 10, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

UK General Election 'Would Lead to Another Hung Parliament' - Journalist

UK General Election 'Would Lead to Another Hung Parliament' - Journalist

"I would very much prefer to leave with a deal - one that must abolish the anti-democratic Irish backstop, which has unacceptable consequences for our country", Johnson said in the email.

In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped?

"No-deal will be a catastrophe for the National Health Service, it will be a catastrophe for our smooth access to medicines when we import 37 million packs of medicine every month from the European Union, it will be a catastrophe for our economy", he said over the weekend.

A no deal Brexit is [2.44] on the Betfair Exchange as government ministers and advisers talk up the chances of the United Kingdom crashing out of the European Union by October 31.

"It's what MPs voted for and that's what I think the parliamentarians of this country should get on and do".

Although advocates of a no-deal exit say that Britain would swiftly recover from any disruption and benefit over the long term from improved economic flexibility, sterling and other economic indicators reflect a broadly pessimistic outlook.

Earlier Jeremy Corbyn had urged the UK's top civil servant to intervene to prevent a no-deal Brexit happening during a general election campaign.

If no government has proven itself during that period, the prime minister moves to dissolve parliament and sets an election date no sooner than 25 working days after parliament is dissolved.

"The prime minister seems to be trying to slip no-deal through, slip past Parliament and slip past the British people", Corbyn told reporters in Derbyshire, northern England, Monday.

Former business secretary and Liberal Democrat MP Sir Vince Cable said his party would seek to form an "emergency administration" fronted by a unifying figure to block no-deal if Boris Johnson was toppled in a no-confidence vote.

Should Parliament successfully oust Mr Johnson from power, it doesn't mean he won't win the subsequent election.

The last government to be bought down by a vote of no confidence was the James Callaghan led Labour Government in March 1979.

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson has urged MPs to "get on and deliver" Brexit.

Remainer MPs are reportedly plotting to bring down Boris Johnson's government, install a "unity prime minister" for a few days to delay Brexit, then call a general election.

"When I talk with those at the top of the opposition parties, I hear contradictory and confusing views - a cacophony of madness - on whether to try to legislate to force Johnson to take no-deal off the table or to vote to replace him with a unifying, anti-no deal PM".

The default position is that United Kingdom will simply depart the European Union on Halloween. "We welcome the government's objective of supporting science by facilitating immigration of researchers at all levels, and look forward to discussing the details of a new immigration system".

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