On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that he would offer more time to the Parliament to evaluate his Brexit Deal, if it agrees to hold an early election on December 12.
The Conservative Premier has suspended debates on his European Union divorce deal after the Parliament on October 22 has declined to fast-track the hearings ahead of the October 31 deadline for Brexit Deal.
On Tuesday, the lawmakers have also raised their support “in principle” for the deal. It has marked the first time the House of Commons had supported any proposal of Brexit since the 2016 European Union Referendum.
The EU is likely to agree with the length of a Brexit deadline extension till October 25.
At the behest of the Parliament, the British Prime Minister has formally submitted a request for a three-month delay.
On Thursday, PM Johnson has said that the only means to achieve a breach in this process was for the Parliament to vote in favor of holding a general election.
He further said that “the way to get Brexit done is, I think, to be reasonable with parliament and say if they genuinely want more time to study this excellent deal, they can have it – but they have to agree on a general election on December 12.”
Boris Johnson continued, “It’s time, frankly, that the opposition summoned up the nerve to submit themselves to the judgment of our collective boss, which is the people of the UK.”
The UK Prime Minister must win the support of the two-thirds of MPs in the House of Commons to hold early elections under the existing election rules.
The Government of United Kingdom could further try a different legal procedure that only needs a simple majority of 50 percent and one vote.
However, such type of proposal would be variable and allow the political rival to either change the date or make the vote conditional over other issues.