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Boris Johnson has apparently found another way to “get Brexit done”, after his demeaning defeat in the Commons last night. Could it work?

 Boris Johnson told MPs they had to end the deadlock over Brexit, last night at the Commons

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Boris Johnson told MPs they had to end the deadlock over Brexit, last night at the CommonsCredit: Reuters

Boris will try to secure an election again

Last night, Boris Johnson failed to get the two-thirds majority he needed to secure an election on December 12 under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (FTPA).

But he said he will continue to press for a December 12 general election.

Today, he plans to come back with a new one-line bill calling for an election.

He will only need 320 MPs to back it tomorrow, 50% of the House of Commons rather than 434.

A No 10 source said: “We are laying a one-clause motion to amend the FTPA and call an election with the named day of December 12.

“The Bill is very similar to the Lib Dem-SNP Bill. The WAB will not be put back. This is the way to get Brexit done so the country can move on.”

Taxpayer’s money spent on Brexit goes down the drain

The PM’s official spokesman has said the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign has been temporarily halted.

The government spent around £100million on the campaign which included adverts on TV, social media and billboards

Limited edition Brexit 50p coins, dated October 31 2019, are set to be shredded and melted down after the UK’s departure from the EU was delayed by three months.

The special coins were originally designed to be minted in time for Britain leaving the trading bloc this Friday.

Lib Dems and SNP lay out their own terms

The Liberal Democratss & the SNP have said they won’t vote for a December election today unless PM commits to ditching his Withdrawal Agreement Bill (the one he’s refused to let Parliament debate for over a week).

Ms Swinson said: “If Boris Johnson wants a general election, then he could have supported our Bill for a general election on December 9.

“Instead, he has chosen to stick to his original plan for December 12 which we have already rejected.”

The SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford said they would need a “cast-iron guarantee” that the Prime Minister would not try to bring back his Brexit deal to Parliament.





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