UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — More than 100 British lawmakers in a letter published on Sunday called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to call on parliament to cut off his leave and convene immediately to discuss the kingdom’s exit from the European Union.
Parliament’s summer recess ends on September 3, but lawmakers who signed the letter demanded that Johnson call the House of Commons to cut off its leave permanently until October 31, the date the UK leaves the EU.
The parliamentarians who signed the letter are opposed to Brexit and want to prevent Brexit without agreement.
“Our country is on the verge of an economic crisis and we are heading towards the exit of Britain without agreement,” the MPs wrote.
“We are in a state of national emergency and parliament should be summoned immediately,” the letter said.
The British Prime Minister has repeatedly reiterated his intention to remove the UK from the European Union on 31 October, with or without agreement.
Johnson is seeking to renegotiate with Brussels the agreement reached by former Prime Minister Theresa May and the British parliament refused to ratify it.
Jeremy Corbin, leader of the opposition Labor Party, is seeking a no-confidence vote against conservative Johnson as soon as parliament reconvenes.
If he succeeds in overthrowing Johnson, Corbin hopes to become acting prime minister, requesting a new postponement of the date of Britain’s departure from the European Union and thus avoiding its exit without agreement, and then calling for early legislative elections.
The Johnson government has only one majority in parliament.
“What we need is a government that is ready to negotiate with the EU so that we don’t have a catastrophic exit on October 31, and obviously (the Johnson government) does not want to do that,” Corbin said on Saturday.
But a YouGov poll showed Corbin does not have the support of most Britons.
According to a poll conducted on Thursday and Friday on a representative sample from 1968 Britain, 48% of those polled said they would prefer the UK to leave the EU without an agreement that Corbin become prime minister.
In contrast, 35% of those polled said they support Corbin as prime minister and organize a new referendum on whether the UK will leave or remain in the EU.
The remaining 17% of respondents refused to give their opinion on this issue.
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