UK December Election: BBC

Lawmakers in the United Kingdom failed to reach agreement about how to exit the European Union so they will give voters a chance to select a new set of members in parliament. “By a margin of 438 votes to 20, the Commons approved legislation paving the way for the first December election since 1923,” reports BBC News. Prime Minister Boris Johnson suggests “the public must be ‘given a choice’ over the future of Brexit and the country.” Some political leaders would have preferred a straight up-or-down referendum on Brexit, and a general election will be more complicated. With at most five weeks to campaign, candidates must decide whether to focus on Brexit vote or offer a more expansive agenda, as suggested by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. BBC reports Corbyn’s reaction: "This election is a once-in-a-generation chance to transform our country and take on the vested interests holding people back." The bill still requires approval by the House of Lords and could become law in the first week of November. – YaleGlobal

UK December Election: BBC

The UK prepares for 12 December general election in midst of holiday season, and politicians must decide whether to campaign on Brexit or broader agenda
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Read the article from BBC News about a 12 December election in the United Kingdom.

snowflakes and message "Happy Holidays and Don't Forget to Vote! Dec 12

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