UK opposition to vote against poll unless no-deal Brexit blocked
"Understand opposition parties agreed at their meeting that the No Deal bill must pass before they are willing to vote for an election. If Boris Johnson tries to call one tomorrow, they will vote against it and tell him he has to wait til Monday once the bill has passed," Paul Brand -- ITV political correspondent -- said in a statement.
British opposition parties have agreed to vote against Prime Minister Boris Johnson's possible request for an election, unless legislation has been passed blocking a no-deal Brexit, an ITV political correspondent said.
"Understand opposition parties agreed at their meeting that the No Deal bill must pass before they are willing to vote for an election," ITV's Paul Brand said.
"If Boris Johnson tries to call one tomorrow, they will vote against it and tell him he has to wait til Monday once the bill has passed."
Johnson has said he will seek a parliamentary vote on a new election if lawmakers pass a bill requesting an extension to Brexit beyond Oct. 31.
"WE ARE WORKING TO STOP JOHNSON USING ELECTION FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT"
British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday opposition parties were working on ways to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from using an early election to force through a no-deal Brexit.
After meeting the leaders of other opposition parties, Corbyn said he was confident of the success of a move planned later on Tuesday to take control of parliamentary business to try to stop Britain leaving the European Union without a deal.
"We are confident that the legislative route we have adopted has every chance of being successful, and we are working on ways in which we can prevent Boris Johnson manipulating an election to force a no deal Brexit," Corbyn said in a statement.
"Labour wants to prevent a no deal Brexit, and to have a general election, so we can end austerity and invest in our communities. I am confident we can have both, and we've been in discussions about a way to achieve this."