British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned MPs that should they vote Tuesday against the schedule to drive his EU divorce agreement through parliament this week he’ll abandon the laws and attempt to maintain a snap election.
“If parliament won’t allow Brexit to occur and instead gets its way and makes the decision to postpone… in no circumstances will the government continue with this,” Johnson told lawmakers, hours before their crunch vote.
“The invoice will need to be dragged… and we’ll need to go ahead to a general election,” he stated, adding: “I shall argue at that election: let us get Brexit done”
MPs will vote after Tuesday on whether they encourage a new divorce agreement struck with the European Union a week before Britain’s October 31 scheduled death from the bloc.
They may also vote on the government’s projected schedule to approve the arrangement from parliament, which will observe frenzied debate in the forthcoming days before providing final approval on Thursday.
“(It) is an insult of parliament and a disgrace try to dodge accountability, evaluation and any type of appropriate discussion,” Jeremy Corbyn, the chief of the main opposition Labour Party, due to this schedule, advocating fellow MPs to vote against it.