British MPs voted on Tuesday to regain control of the talks in Parliament. Boris Johnson announced the filing of a motion for early elections.
A new standoff is expected Wednesday, September 4 in the British Parliament between Boris Johnson and members who want to prevent a Brexit without agreement.
On Tuesday, opposition MPs and rebel conservatives opposed to a “no-deal” won a crucial vote by approving a motion allowing them to take control of the parliamentary agenda, normally held by the government. The Prime Minister immediately announced that he was tabling a motion in Parliament to call early elections.
Boris Johnson without a majority. The text was adopted by 328 votes against 301, bringing together deputies of the opposition but also 21 conservatives hostile to an exit of the European Union without agreement evoked by Boris Johnson, resolutely opposed to a postponement beyond October 31st.
Towards early parliamentary elections. If the anti-“no-deal” MPs manage to impose a postponement of Brexit, his government will then submit to the vote of the House a motion to call early parliamentary elections. This text will have to collect two-thirds of the votes to be adopted.
“Historical vote”. “The Prime Minister has lost a historic vote,” headlined Wednesday morning the Times (English) while the Daily Express (pro-Brexit) regretted that Parliament has “capitulated to the EU”. Most editorialists pointed out that Boris Johnson had “lost control”.