LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers defeated Boris Johnson in parliament on Tuesday to prevent Britain’s expulsion from the European Union without a divorce deal, prompting the prime minister to announce he would immediately push for early elections.
The government was defeated from 328 to 301 at the suggestion of opposition parties and rebel deputies in Johnson’s party – who were warned that they would be forced out of the Conservative Party if they betrayed the government.
More than three years after the UK voted in a referendum to leave the EU, defeat leaves the path of Brexit unresolved, with all efforts ranging from getting out of a troubled deal to possible outcomes. Until departure.
Tuesday’s victory is the first obstacle for MPs to control parliamentary actions.
On Wednesday, he will pass a law calling on Johnson to ask the EU to postpone the Brexit for the third time until January 31, unless there is a prior approval of the terms and method of exit.
This puts Johnson in a bond similar to that faced by his predecessor, Theresa May, who failed to get MP support for a three-time unsuccessful deal he negotiated with the EU.
Johnson took six weeks before that with a promise that his more robust approach would impose a better compromise than the EU that would satisfy parliament.
Among the 21 Conservative rebels now facing expulsion from the party are Nicholas Soames, grandson of Winston Churchill, World War II leaders in Britain, and former finance ministers Philip Hammond and Kenneth Clarke.
“I can confirm that we will cancel the proposal tonight under the statute of the state statute.”
In a historic demonstration between the prime minister and parliament, Johnson’s opponents said they wanted to prevent Russian roulette from playing with a country when it was known as a credible pillar of Western economic and political stability.
He argues that there is nothing that can justify the risk of Brexit from the “bargain” that would sever economic ties overnight with Britain’s biggest export market and inevitably lead to massive economic turmoil.
Johnson challenged this as an attempt to force Britain to surrender to the European Union, where he hopes to make concessions on the terms of divorce, without anyone being helped by the threat of exit.
Before the vote, he said he would not accept any further delays in Brexit after October 31.
“Parliament may be able to strike in Brussels,” Johnson said. “Because tomorrow’s bill will be the control of EU negotiations.”
The Johnson government will now demand a vote on Wednesday to approve a possible election on Oct. 14. It would incite all Brexiteer against Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, a veteran socialist.
But in Brexit Melstrom, it was not clear whether opposition parties would support the move – requiring two-thirds of support from the 650-seat House of Commons.
Corbin has long called for elections as the best way out of the crisis, but many are seeking to stop “disagreement”, according to Johnson’s exit guarantee. Parliament may not prohibit departure on October 31 – with or without a deal.
After the vote, Corbin told Johnson that he should receive a Brexit postponement bill, which will be debated on Wednesday, which will be passed before the elections.
The 2016 Brexit referendum showed that the UK was more divided than the European Union, and conducted a self-search on everything related to secession, capitalism, empire, and emigration of contemporary British.
Civil war has also intensified within both major political parties in Britain, where dozens of lawmakers see the fate of the United Kingdom above party loyalty.
The pound, which has signaled the evolution and transformation of Brexit since the 2016 referendum and is extremely sensitive to the possibility of getting out of the “no-deal”, precedes the vote in parliament with less than $ 1.1959 = D3.
The pound has not traded regularly at this low since 1985, with the exception of a one-minute Flash Collapse in October 2016.
Fears of “disagreement” about Britain’s exit from the EU were rising elsewhere.
The European Commission said such a scenario is “a very specific possibility” and French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said it was the most likely scenario.