Everything Ready for Brexit Fireworks in the British House of Commons
Everything Ready for Brexit Fireworks in the British House of Commons. For Boris Johnson, it is all over or under. The British prime minister is betting on a no-deal Brexit and early elections.
While the British House of Commons is preparing for first-class parliamentary fireworks, Boris Johnson had a final conversation this morning with rebellious party members.
The British Prime Minister stressed that their efforts to prevent a no-deal Brexit on 31 October and to postpone negotiations with Brussels would undermine Britain’s negotiating position too much.
According to attendees at the closed meeting, Johnson would have made it clear that, in his eyes, the postponement of Brexit amounts to a “surrender” to Brussels.
Several rebellious conservatives would have made it clear to the prime minister that they would nevertheless vote with the opposition against a possible no-deal Brexit even though it costs them their place in the party and their seat in the House of Commons in the next elections because they lose their suitable place.
The prime minister has said he prefers to leave the EU with a deal but does not explicitly rule out a no-deal Brexit. In any case, he does not want another delay in the British departure from the EU.
That puts him on a collision course with parliamentarians who fear chaos if there is no Brexit deal. The source around the Conservative dissidents says that there is only a “concise period” in which the parliament has not been suspended.
Former Finance Minister Philip Hammond has said that he will vote against the government so that the parliament can enforce the deadline. We will have enough votes.
Many colleagues are angry about the tricks of the party leadership that everyone who is out of step wants to make a cup smaller. that would send a wrong signal to the negotiators.