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Opposition parties agree to block election until Brexit delay secured
Jeremy Corbyn and other party leaders commit to voting down snap election plan on Monday
Opposition parties have agreed to reject Boris Johnson's attempt to trigger a snap election for a second time on Monday, making it increasingly unlikely a poll will be held before 31 October.

Jeremy Corbyn held the latest of a series of discussions with fellow opposition leaders on Friday morning, at which they agreed not to allow an election to take place until after a delay to Brexit has been secured.

Downing Street has tabled a motion under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act for a second time asking MPs to approve an early general election. It requires the support of two-thirds of MPs to pass - impossible without the backing of opposition parties.

And the beat goes on.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 07:57:03 PM EST
Will Bercow even allow Boris to submit the same motion under the Fixed Term Parliament act twice?

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