Putting off the inevitable? UK lawmakers reject BoJo’s snap election proposal
While 299 lawmakers supported the motion, the number fell short of the 434 votes – a two-thirds majority – that Johnson had hoped for.
Responding to the latest parliament defeat, the PM said he will soon present a new bill to hold an election on December 12, "so we can finally get Brexit done."
"This House cannot any longer keep this country hostage"Boris Johnson slams MPs as he reveals he'll put in a Bill tomorrow that will amend the Fixed Term Parliament Act to allow a majority to get a general election. pic.twitter.com/5vqEITEN38— RT UK (@RTUKnews) October 28, 2019
The short-form version of the bill Johnson plans to introduce requires only a simple majority and sets aside the provisions of the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act, making it more likely to pass.Also on rt.com EU agrees Brexit extension until January 31 - Tusk
Announcing that Labour Party will vote against Johnson's motion on Monday, its leader Jeremy Corbyn called him "a Prime Minister that cannot be trusted," even rubbing it in with the infamous "dead in a ditch" quote.
Meanwhile, Johnson said that "this House cannot any longer keep this country hostage," adding that it's time for the voters to step in and "replace this dysfunctional parliament with a new parliament that can get Brexit done so the country can move on."Also on rt.com ‘Life’s a ditch & then you die in it’: BoJo ruthlessly ridiculed online as his Oct 31 Brexit pledge lays in tatters
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