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British lawmakers reject holding snap elections ahead of Brexit

11 September 2019

If a new referendum was held, 37 per cent of Britons say they would vote to remain, 34 per cent say they would vote to leave while 18 per cent would not vote at all, Kantar said.

Mr Johnson said that a no-deal Brexit would be a "failure of statecraft" during a visit to Dublin on Monday, despite concerns from some MPs that this is his objective.

"Only Boris Johnson and the Conservatives will deliver Brexit by 31 October, no ifs or buts, so we can move on and focus on the issues that matter to people - investing in the NHS, reducing violent crime and cutting the cost of living".

"Going into a general election with this fudged position will simply mean we haemorrhage even more votes to parties who are clearly Remain", she told BBC Wales.

Although the debate ended without a vote and was not attended by the Prime Minister it was targeting, the session had been called by Labour MPs alarmed at the possibility the Prime Minister might find a way around a law they had passed to ban a full Brexit, forcing the nation to delay its withdrawal from the European Union once again.

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As stated by the opposition leader before delegates of the federation that brings together fifty unions and more than five million workers, Labour Party members are ready to conduct the largest popular election campaign in the history of the United Kingdom.

"If we did it we could win, whereas if we don't I fear we won't". Acutely aware that the eurozone remains economically sluggish with sky-high unemployment, that tensions with the Polish, Romanian and Italian governments are growing and, in France's case, that its own privatisation project and attacks on workers' rights have led to widespread and incendiary resentment, some see Britain's never-ending Brexit saga as a source of further destabilisation they could do without.

Labour will deserve the "ridicule" it will get if it promises to renegotiate Brexit while also offering a new referendum, a senior Welsh Labour politician has said.

The House of Commons also demanded the British government to hand over communication among officials about its decision to suspend Parliament and its no-deal Brexit plan. "Just as we worked throughout the summer to pass a law preventing no deal, so we will work each and every day we are shut down to enforce that law". As the Prime Minister's top adviser reportedly said, the negotiations are "a sham".

Watson's intervention is likely to be viewed as less than helpful by the Labour leadership. He often misses shadow cabinet these days.

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The PM is expected on Tuesday to continue to campaign for the election he is yet to have any success in triggering.

By contrast to Watson's claim, party strategists believe the most ardent remain voters will be all but impossible to win back - but hope they can offer a pragmatic way out of the current crisis for both leavers and remainers.

"Labour is on the side of the people in the real battle against the born-to-rule establishment that Johnson represents".

Labour MPs Stephen Kinnock and Caroline Flint are trying to build a cross-party consensus for a deal, with support from former Tory ministers such as Rory Stewart.

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British lawmakers reject holding snap elections ahead of Brexit