The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, will seek votes to secure backing for his Brexit deal on Monday, even though concerns at his bid to rush the bill through parliament was at the heart of Saturday’s humiliating defeat in the House of Commons.
Reports say the government will put Commons Speaker John Bercow under pressure to permit a vote – but Bercow’s past form suggests he may resist.
Although, Johnson believes he has enough support to pass his deal, opposition MPs plan radical amendments – potentially dragging out the debate.
However, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he was confident the UK would leave the European Union on October 31.
According to Dominic, the UK Parliament could not muzzle the prime minister and that many people in the EU were deeply uncomfortable about further delay.
“He has got that deal. We seem to have the numbers in the House of Commons. Why hasn’t Parliament pushed this through? That is what we are going to do next week,” he told the BBC.
Conservative Minister and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove echoed Dominic’s enthusiasm.
He said; “We are going to leave by October 31, we have the means and the ability to do so,” Gove told Sky News on Sunday.
“That letter was sent because Parliament required it to be sent … but Parliament can’t change the prime minister’s mind, Parliament can’t change the government’s policy or determination.”
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