British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is Trapped in the Brexit Swamp
Inaudible! Or not? Is British Prime Minister Boris Johnson submitting a motion of no confidence against himself and instructing his party members to vote against him and the conservative government?
Nothing is impossible now that the prime minister, after a disastrous first week, has been sucked into the Brexit swamp.
The British opposition parties agree with no elections for the crucial EU summit on October 17.
“I desperately want elections, but the Brexit must first be postponed,” said SNP leader Ian Blackford after the opposition gathered at the invitation of Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn.
First, we want to be sure that the UK won’t crash out of the EU without a deal on October 31. This is not just about our party interest, and it is about the national interest. So we want to time it well.
The Liberal Democrats also want to postpone the Brexit before considering a new poll, a spokesperson said. The LibDems will not vote for elections until we agree with the EU on delaying the Brexit. I think other opposition parties are also increasingly inclined to that.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to make a second attempt to hold elections on Monday evening, but that seems hopeless now that the major opposition parties have announced that they will not support the motion.
To get the election motion through, two-thirds of the House of Commons would have to vote in favour. The Prime Minister was therefore not happy with his political opponents.
I am perplexed after the opposition’s decision to run away from elections. Corbyn and the SNP work together to lock us up in the EU, just when we have to get the Brexit done. It is an interesting paradox. Never before in history has the opposition been allowed to vote, and then refuse it.