In spite of The Labour Party rejecting Boris Johnson’s offer of the opportunity to challenge him in an election, the Prime Minister’s team of advisers believes the general election campaign underway despite Wednesday’s failure to in the required majority enabling an early election. Sources in Whitehall say the government is expected to try again on Monday after first allowing the opposition to pass a law to prevent britain leaving the EU without a deal which would make our country a vassal state of The Brussels Fourth Reich.
Traditionally the government of the day could call a general election at will, but a law introduced by the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition government in 2011 changed that arrangement, requiring a two-thirds majority in Parliament to bring an early election. With polling showing many anti-Brexit members of Parliament are likely to lose their seats when that vote comes, and Labour on track to be virtually anihilated outside Londonistan it is perhaps unsurprising the motion failed on Wednesday .
Now the government will bring the vote for a second time on Monday, top Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg announced Thursday. It is not presently clear what the prime minister will be able to change in terms of voting numbers in four days, given he was over 100 votes short on Wednesday night. However Corbyn and other Labour leaders have gone on record as saying Labour will support the vote for an election providing their bill to make a ‘no – deal Brext’ legally impossible is passed before te vote to call an election is held.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn laid an obligation on his MPs to abstain on the vote for a snap election, an incongruous position given his long-standing demands for the country to hold fresh elections, claiming he would not back an election while a full no-deal Brexit was still a possibility.
The Labour leader has made the call for an election near-daily for nearly two years; indeed, a quick search of Mr Corbyn’s official Twitter account — managed on his behalf by staffers and sharing his main talking points daily — shows hundreds of messages calling for an election. As recently as Monday, Mr Corbyn wrote: “We are ready for a General Election, which will be a once in a generation chance for a real change of direction for our country.”
The Daily Telegraph confirmed claims made by the prime minister that Mr Corbyn has become the first opposition leader in British history to block a general election.
With his conditions for supporting an election, Mr Corbyn has attempted to lay a trap for the government. If Mr Johnson accepted the Labour leader’s demands of blocking Brexit before the vote, he would enter a general election without his greatest electoral trump card — the promise to deliver a Brexit “do or die” by the end of October. This shows incredible naivete or perhaps it is just stupid arrogance on the part of Labour strategists.
With a good result at the ballot box and a majority in Parliament, Mr Johnson would leave him capable of simply repealing the anti-Brexit legislation presently being pushed through the House.