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Would you like a general election?

Brexit was said to be ‘in purgatory’ during a night of high drama in Westminster.

The Prime Minister has vowed to push for an election if EU leaders sanction a Brexit extension of up to three months.

Boris Johnson must now wait to hear from the heads of the EU27 after his plans to fast-track his Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons before the Halloween deadline hit the buffers.

There was anger in Downing Street after MPs rejected Mr Johnson’s plan to push through the legislation approving his deal with the EU in just three days by 322 votes to 308.

The development makes Mr Johnson’s promise to take Britain out of the EU by October 31 “come what may” difficult to fulfil and means Brexit could be delayed until next year.

On a dramatic night in Westminster, the Leader of the Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said Brexit was now “in purgatory where it is suffering the pains of those in purgatory”.

Mr Rees-Mogg added it is “very hard to see how it is possible” for the Bill to pass through the Commons and the Lords before October 31.

The result leaves the Prime Minister effectively at the mercy of EU leaders who will decide whether to grant Britain a further extension, and for how long, in order to allow it to leave with a deal.

European Council president Donald Tusk said he would recommend they agree a further delay in order to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

The Daily Telegraph reported that Mr Johnson had begun calling EU leaders on Tuesday night to tell them he would not accept a three-month delay, but has reportedly not ruled out approving a short extension of around 10 days to allow his deal to get through Parliament.

A No 10 source indicated that if the Prime Minister was forced to accept a delay until the new year, he would push for a general election instead.

“On Saturday Parliament asked for a delay until January and today Parliament blew its last chance,” the source said.

“If Parliament’s delay is agreed by Brussels, then the only way the country can move on is with an election. This Parliament is broken.”

House of Commons vote: EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill – Programme motion

Following the vote, Mr Johnson said he would “pause” the legislation while he consulted with EU leaders on what should happen next.

Just minutes earlier MPs voted to back the deal in principle by 329 to 299 on the second reading of the Bill, the first time the Commons has been prepared to support any Brexit deal.

The Prime Minister expressed “disappointment” that they had not been prepared to follow it up by agreeing the timetable motion.

He insisted it was still his policy that Britain should leave at Halloween but acknowledged he would have wait to hear what EU leaders said.

Under the terms of the so-called Benn Act, Mr Johnson was forced to write to the EU at the weekend seeking an extension to the end of January after failing to win the support of the Commons at Saturday’s special sitting.

Before the vote, Mr Johnson had threatened to pull the whole Bill and go for a general election if the timetable motion was lost but he is yet to outline how he would go about it.

POLITICS Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn said Labour was prepared to work with the Government to agree “a reasonable timetable” to enable the Commons to debate and scrutinise the legislation properly.

“That would be the sensible way forward, and that’s the offer I make on behalf of the opposition tonight,” he said.

The Labour leader’s offer potentially opens the way for Parliament to approve the Bill before the end of the year.

It also opens up increased opportunities for MPs to seek to amend the legislation in ways the Government would find unacceptable.

Tory MP Andrew Bridgen said he thinks the EU will grant a three-month extension and, speaking on BBC’s Newsnight, he said: “There’s no excuses now for Jeremy Corbyn not to give us that general election.”

Asked about Mr Johnson’s “do-or-die” promises to deliver Brexit on October 31, he said: “Everyone will have seen the way that Boris Johnson has tried to get Brexit across the line on the 31st of October.”

He said that date was ruled out on Tuesday night, adding: “We’re going to have to have an extension.”

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biker babe
29th Oct 2019
-1
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Boris all the way, preferably without a deal, our small business is ready , need to end it asap, uncertainly isn't helping anyone & businesses!
Onecott
28th Oct 2019
0
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Cannot see how that is going to help .
Lionel
28th Oct 2019
1
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I'd like a general election tomorrow, just to get something moving in this country!

We haven't had an effective government since Cameron announced the referendum.
AlisonP24
25th Oct 2019
0
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I don't want an election as have no idea who to vote for anymore. Maybe for the first time ever I won't vote. They are all a bunch of numpties and not representing the people who voted them in. I voted remain initially but just want it to end soon, either way.
yo
25th Oct 2019
0
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Johnson is too tricky,we should only have an election once an extension is confirmed.
ricky1234
25th Oct 2019
-1
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Boris is the man elected by his constituents ..elected by his government ...we voted to get out of Europe .. labour hate Boris .. not interested in this country or any deal ... so election is is the way to get rid of Labour Party and a parliament not fit for purpose .. first get us out of Europe now.. dissolve parliament now and have election
Riversiderouge
25th Oct 2019
0
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Of course there has to be an election. How can we criticise any Government who isn't allowed to get on with the business of governing? Why do MP's need any more than a few days to study the tiny number of alterations to Mrs May's deal? Give us the chance to elect a Government with a big majority, and give us the opportunity to show remainer MP's what happens if they get our vote and ignore their own parties manifesto.
cybergran41
25th Oct 2019
4
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I do not want an election, what I want is for Brexit to be sorted out before another election takes place, all an election would do is prolong the agony and leave the country uncertainty for much, much longer. Let's just get it done so we can go ahead under our own steam
Mrchipps1
25th Oct 2019
1
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I don't want an election, because to me personally it will not change a single thing in this country, all it will do is waste millions ,allowing pathetic MPs and party leaders to try and baffle people with their manifestos, that usually aren't worth the paper they are scratched on,

we all know that MP,s and government do not keep their and don't care about the electorate, just their own egos and pockets so what is the point of an election, as it will simply slow down the pace of getting this country England, out of the greedy clutches of Europe and its bullying paymasters
Yagala
25th Oct 2019
0
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Who wants another general for nothing to be gained I wonder? One prime minister stepped down after an election because the go group had won and he could not stand the loss of face. the next prime minister stepped up and was immediately attacked by all and sundry at infinitum and afterwards she had to go as well. Now the new prime minister is taking the brunt and running the gauntlet and not managing anything but fighting a loosing battle.
Where will it all ends ? Probably when some more cabinet members have tried and failed and finally real sense has permeated in peoples brains, after Great Britain disappears as a grand nation, the pound has fallen close to the bottom of the scales and English people do not exists anymore, maybe then finally people have the sense to do something rational about the mess that has been created "cabinet members" will be sorted out and the long climb up will start to get Great Britain back on track.
But for me I do not see that happen soon.
Retiredyorkie
25th Oct 2019
5
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Its about time that ALL of the House of Commons stopped acting like spoilt brats and listened to the general public
Mrchipps1
25th Oct 2019
2
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I completely agree with your comments, lets get on with life and out of Europe and obey the electorates wishes on Brexit
johnap17
25th Oct 2019
5
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In this modern age it is time to change the way we are governed- All changes which impact on our national status should be determined by a binding referendum.
Not left to stupid party politics
RosemaryF5
25th Oct 2019
3
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Three years ago there was a public vote and that vote was to LEAVE the EU. Where is the democracy in this country when parliament can over-rule that decision?
Definition of the word Democracy is:
A form of goverment in which the sovereign power resides in the people as a whole, and is exercised either directly by them or by their elected representatives.
colinkempster
25th Oct 2019
3
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I voted leave. in voting I fully accepted that it would involve a deal that might be less than perfect or no deal. The vote was democratic unlike the buffoons in the house of parliament.
CaroleT68
25th Oct 2019
0
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I voted to remain and still believe that after the effects of what we now know. I felt all this was predictable. Why would we be offered what we wanted on a plate when we never have been? The arguments about what we would gain by leaving never stacked up to me and have proved to be true. It appeared we would be worse off and that is true. Did not like the risk of losing the protection from EU laws. It does not solve the issues people were unhappy about.
I did not think that there should have been a referendum in the first place.
dunanth
25th Oct 2019
1
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It is interesting to recall that when the vote in 2016 was planned Boris J was "undecided" about which way to support, The information we were given indicated that the NHS (among others) would benefit hugely from us leaving the EU. The cost of us being in the EU had eye-watering figures according to the "facts" we were given then. Certainly some doubt has been cast on some of this detail.

Whether you voted stay or leave, I wonder if the marketing engines of the various parties can be relied upon to tell us the true facts? I am highly dubious of the political powers when it comes to telling us the truth as I suspect we get told only what they want us to hear!

Having said that I do support the idea of vote for the people. Much has changed since 2016 and we should have the chance to vote again.
Riversiderouge
25th Oct 2019
0
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I respect your views dunanth, but would political parties accept the result if it was repeated? I suspect that we would end up with them all taking reverse roles and we would be no further forward.
dunanth
25th Oct 2019
0
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You may well be right, but if we have no faith in the democratic process then every vote is a worthless exercise. I would hope that a repeated vote would provide closure on this sorry affair and we could leave in an orderly and controlled manner.
Lionel
24th Oct 2019
0
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The elephant in the room which no one has so far addressed is the fact we now have fixed term parliaments. In practice this means every parliament has a term of five years and during that time cannot be removed by motions for a general election unless that parliament agrees. Hence, we have all this Brexit nonsense in Parliament and even the Queen may only dissolve Parliament under the most exceptional circumstances such as a declared national crisis.

We're all stuffed!

Perhaps it sounded like a good idea when Cameron and Clegg announced it in 2010 but fixed term has been tried before. The Long Parliament of 1640-1660. If our rabble sat for twenty years just think of the damage they could do.

Unless Corbyn can be 'persuaded' into agreeing a General Election we really are stuffed. Surely there is some dirt lurking in his past ... besides his dalliance with Tugboat Annie of the Abacus.
maisie55
24th Oct 2019
-1
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Let us have an end to all of this fiasco. I have had enough of it all now. A general election before Christmas no more talking, the politicians are just holding the country to ransom and hanging onto their jobs.
jollysan25
24th Oct 2019
-5
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I think anyone who is older and wants to leave the EU is incredibly selfish. I think of the young people who want to remain part of the EU. They have a full life in front of them. I always wonder what old people think will be gained by leaving? They normally are unable to answer because in honesty the EU has not interfered with their life in any way. You can't blame immigrants as I have just watched the news and apple orchards are being abandoned because they are desperate for people to pick and British people will not do the work. As this site is for older people I have no idea why anyone could put the utterly unreliable B Johnson who is a total law to himself has no respect for parliament the law or the queen. Or indeed his family. I am no J Corbyn fan so it is very difficult I agree but at the end of the day I may not even vote as in no way could I put either of these people in charge for another 5 years. MPs are afraid to have an opinion now. They know if they disagree with Johnson that they will be thrown out it's all so disgusting as many good decent MPs are now leaving Politics. A great shame but at least they are honest. I am totally ashamed of this PM he has degraded this Country.
Silverjan
24th Oct 2019
3
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At least it will give a chance for the leave voters in constituencies where their MP was a remainer to get rid of them if they so choose, and the election will provide a decent enough majority for Boris Johnson to proceed and end this fiasco.
ArchieUK
24th Oct 2019
4
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I do not think that I am being selfish wanting to break free from the EU, and I dont think I was missled by items leading up to the refermdum. I voted to look after my children to keep Britain independant and not to be ruled by a Franco/German dictatorship.
Judith358
24th Oct 2019
-1
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I don't particularly like Boris, but if we had a general election and Corbyn got in it would be the worst possible outcome for Britain, it is bad enough as it is with the saga of Brexit which should never have happened. I suppose we might have another referendum if there was an election! The whole thing is a mess and everyone is fed up with not having a clear direction.
Breno
25th Oct 2019
-1
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We had a referendum and the LEAVE won it, end of!!!!! We Go!!!!
RLH
24th Oct 2019
6
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We need an election to purge parliament of the traitors who, for their own gains are willing to kill democracy in this country. The people voted to leave the EU and no politician should have the right to stop that result being carried out.
Lainie10
24th Oct 2019
-5
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I cannot believe some of the selfish comments on here,leaving the EU is the worst possible decision for the future of our young people. How people cannot see all the lies that we’re told before the vote in 2016 is beyond me. We must think about future generations & not ourselves.
spedders
23rd Oct 2019
0
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We are three years down the line from the last referendum - we have many young men and women who couldn't vote then but can now, who are effectively disenfranchised. We need a referendum before a general election, asking whether the electorate want Johnson's deal, or to stay in the EU. Then we need a General Election to discuss all those other matters of politics that we have forgotten about for the last three years - Education, the NHS, policing, local government funding and so on and so forth.
SuzyElgie
24th Oct 2019
0
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I completely agree with you
Frada
23rd Oct 2019
7
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A general Election will offer the chance for us to de select the MP’s who are against a European takeover of UK.
All political parties have democratic traitors in their ranks.
A BAD DEAL SHOULD BE WALKED AWAY FROM.
That’s what we citizens do when we recognise one. So, if in their isolated ivory towers in Westminster, those remain MP’s are unable to recognise one when they see it...should they not ...
REFUSE TO BARTER BRITAINS SOVEREIGNTY. AND TURN OUR
BACK S ON EUROPE NOW.
( let the individual countries who wish to continue trading with UK chose their own deals with us)
THAT IS IF THE EU WILL LET THEM!
GinaS4
23rd Oct 2019
-4
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Let’s have a GE to get rid of Boris and have another referendum on whether we stay or leave the EU, now that we know the real truth of the matter. There should never have been a referendum in the first place without the true facts.
Judith358
24th Oct 2019
-3
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I wholeheartedly agree with you.
stanleyk
24th Oct 2019
-1
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So who do you want as PM?
musicalyouth
23rd Oct 2019
-2
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Ok, The Conservatives started this....but they've got themselves in a mess I feel now we need a referendum....if the vote goes in favour of Brexit....so be it, If it goes against Brexit....that's ok as well........we just accept the result whatever the outcome.....Then and only then should there be a General election....I am prepared to vote for Labour as I feel Mr Corbyns speach was old labour.....as long as he keeps his promises, At this time I have no confidence in Boris...or the Lib-dems......we need a period of time where politics can regain some credibility....this slapstick, era must end.....
Wilf
23rd Oct 2019
0
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I think you are right an election will be a "should we go or should we stay" decision.
Mumsgirl
25th Oct 2019
-1
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A politician keep their promises? That will be the day. They all lie! Do you really want to vote for a marxist who thinks more of terrorists than he does his own Country? Corbin's promses are like the wind -blows which every which way. If he gets in he'll bankrupt the country, just like a previous labour government did.
Marion Mobile
23rd Oct 2019
5
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Let's get on with it, so we can then get Boris to sort this mess out once and for all.
SuP9
23rd Oct 2019
2
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Do not need a general election. Too many games have been played by the parties over the last couple years. the vote to delay another game. they need to sit in parliament until they can get it sorted and earn their money.. they also need to refrain from trying to stop brexit. they need to start respecting the vote of 2016
gel65
23rd Oct 2019
4
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I hope if there was a general election we would have the chance to vote out the mps who are not in favour of brexit. But I know it wouldn't be as simple as that.
carol1952
23rd Oct 2019
6
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Yes I agree. Lets vote out all the undemocratic mps.
AnneF72
23rd Oct 2019
8
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A General Election might clear the air and get Westminster back on track. The whole procedure of Brexit has been so frustrating. It’s high time we left the EU and got on with other things.
Surfer Pete
23rd Oct 2019
7
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We need one to refresh parliament but until Labour get rid of that useless embarrassment of a communist clown in charge and give us a more moderate alternative we are likely to get Boris back with an increased majority.

We need a strong opposition again.
Billythequiche
23rd Oct 2019
13
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At the earliest possible opportunity. Parliament is incapable currently of continuing proper government business. The cries for a "peoples vote" should be answered by a General Election, not by a rerun of a referendum which gave a result that a minority did not like. The whole of Westminster has descended into disgraceful internal infighting and political chicanery, aided by a speaker so biased and self-aggrandising, that he brings the house and the post into disrepute. We even have a party proudly announcing that they will blatantly defy the will of the people and stop Brexit.
All those who would defy and disrupt government must have their actions and views tested by the electorate.
A connected and worrying issue is the howls of protest over proving ones entitlement to vote and eliciting if this a free vote. If they are doing no wrong, what are they afraid of.
Ian123
23rd Oct 2019
11
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Get the General Election as soon as possible.
Hopefully those MP's voting against their electorates wishes will get immediate payback.
Margaret Hart
23rd Oct 2019
-5
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This country needs at least a couple of years of peace and quiet to sort itself out. I don’t even know I could vote for as everything is so mixed in every party.none appear fit to rule. We all need time to find out what is going on and what to expect from each party. We have more or less stood still for three years so please give this country two years of dealing with everything which has be ignored for this period.
CarolDaniel
23rd Oct 2019
12
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If I’d wanted to stay I would have voted accordingly and the same goes for an election.
Corbin won’t agree to anything because he wants to be PM, god forbid! And had already said before knowing what the deal was that he would not agree- who put the these self righteous self serving people in power- they were given the power to work for the people, and god don’t we pay them enough to actually listen to the democratic vote and act accordingly is it to difficult for them to comprehend that we have an opinion that is not necessarily theirs, can we not think for ourselves any more??
Sack the lot that’s what would happen in the work place that’s their workplace, the people who pay them have made it clear what they want irrelevant as to what they think!!!!
LeslieU
23rd Oct 2019
7
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The people spoke to leave the EU !! MP's are thinking of them selves.
Boris is a breath of fresh air. So get us out 31st October
Topgranny
23rd Oct 2019
14
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I am disgusted with all the self-serving MPs who have put their own interests and opinions ahead of the voters. Dragging this situation out over three years has made us look complete fools! It’s time to drain the swamp! We need an election NOW!
DaventryCalling
23rd Oct 2019
-7
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Interesting how the majority of comments here (and the votes) confirm the belief of most young people that their futures have been sold down the river by selfish oldies who won't be affected by the economic aftermath of leaving the EU.
ValerieG97
23rd Oct 2019
9
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We need to get on with the decision that was made three years ago - leave the EU.
StephenB78
23rd Oct 2019
10
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This has gone on far too long we should be out of the EU by now
no second vote as we voted already
skippysdad
23rd Oct 2019
2
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i don't know how people take Mr Jonson seriously but you have to he is Prime minister
georgine
23rd Oct 2019
10
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Just get on with Brexit let's get out then a general election
CarolDaniel
23rd Oct 2019
3
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LanceFogg
23rd Oct 2019
17
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A very firm YES! It's time to replace the rabble at Westminster who don't give a damn about the Referendum result and are "playing politics" in order to preserve their jobs.
After having read through the "Deal" that Boris has presented and the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement, I can say in all honesty that hardly anything has changed since Mrs May's so-called deal was booted out of the Commons three times.
Let's all vote for the Brexit party, get a wholesale change of people in Westminster and get a clean break with the EU.
They don't want us to leave and it should be pretty obvious that they have, are doing so and will continue to make it as difficult as possible for the UK to leave. They must be laughing all the way in Brussels about the turmoil in Westminster. Mind you, what they are seeing are the pains of democracy at work, something of which the the EU knows little.
Don't forget, in Blackpool 63% of the electorate voted to leave yet we have 2 MPS who have both voted against leaving.
Time for a change!!!
Bluebell2
23rd Oct 2019
1
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Sir Winston Churchill said: 'The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy.' Sir Winston Churchill on the Duties of a Member of Parliament.
63% of the electorate in Blackpool may have voted to leave 3 years ago, based on what was believed at the time, but do not blame these MPs for voting according to their firmly held beliefs of what is best for the country.
ValerieB49
23rd Oct 2019
5
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Another GE would not solve the problem, there are those who just do not want Brexit and are hell bent that it does not happen and will continue to disrupt any plans, There are too many self serving MPs, the people have voted, they need to be reminded just who they do serve.
LanceFogg
23rd Oct 2019
8
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Dear Valerie,
You appear to have contradicted yourself. In one sentence you say that another General Election won't solve anything and then in the next you say that MPs need to be reminded who they serve.
What better way than to boot them all out with a General Election?!?!?!
ChristineL56
23rd Oct 2019
2
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We had a vote 3 years ago and we are still waiting for that one to be carried out. If there were another election it would be like another referendum.
LanceFogg
23rd Oct 2019
8
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Christine,
In a word, YES.
I think the result would be a resounding vote for Leave politicians because the public, certainly up in the North, are fed up to the back teeth with the way that Remoaners have managed to disrupt the process of leaving.
EzbeeR
23rd Oct 2019
0
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I think that's the point. Elect enough Tory (gulp, did I really say that?) MPs, especially in northern labour heartlands where majority voted leave against the wishes of the labour party, so they have a majority and can then push through all the legislation needed. It's what Boris is counting on, because if we get another hung parliament or if we get Corbyn as PM then we can kiss sovereignty goodbye and be swallowed by the united states of europe.
EileenM37
23rd Oct 2019
9
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I have honestly never felt so disillusioned with Parliament as I have done this past few months. At least a general election would let people who voted leave to get rid of the politicians who represent them but are supporting remain. These politicians, no matter what their personal views, are paid to represent their constituents and they are not!
Bluebell2
23rd Oct 2019
1
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They are NOT paid to represent their constituents if they believe it to be harmful to the country.
'The first duty of a member of Parliament is to do what he thinks in his faithful and disinterested judgement is right and necessary for the honour and safety of Great Britain. His second duty is to his constituents, of whom he is the representative but not the delegate. Burke's famous declaration on this subject is well known. It is only in the third place that his duty to party organization or programme takes rank. All these three loyalties should be observed, but there in no doubt of the order in which they stand under any healthy manifestation of democracy.' Sir Winston Churchill on the Duties of a Member of Parliament.
CharlesF9
23rd Oct 2019
5
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Advise the Treasury and Exchequer to send no more money to the EU, they would soon start negotiating.
Pauline52
23rd Oct 2019
5
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The EU have negotiated - the Withdrawal Agreement is on the table and Parliament has agreed it in principle. It is Parliament that is preventing the logical next move.
BarryE8
23rd Oct 2019
10
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It’s time for an end to all this mess
I voted leave and leave we must do
Bring on a general election and let parliament see what the people really want and not what parliament think we want
JuneP324
23rd Oct 2019
6
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SueM332
23rd Oct 2019
5
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Leave with NO DEAL if they are still messing about or Boris will end up in a ditch
WarrenG
23rd Oct 2019
2
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Have we learned nothing. Any form of vote now in this country is irrelevant, it is meaningless. Just pay your taxes fools and keep your heads now.
Clmuk
23rd Oct 2019
2
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I dont want Brexit to happen. A general election before Brexit
Wilf
23rd Oct 2019
1
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I agree and then it should settle for once and for all what we want going forward. BUT people will vote tribal...ie once a Labour or Liberal or Tory always one!
EzbeeR
23rd Oct 2019
0
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You might be wrong. I have never voted tory in my life but at the next election I will be. I used to volunteer for the liberal party years ago, but right now they are the worst of a bad bunch actually declaring they will ignore the referendum result and squash brexit! So much for their democratic ideals. So if I can change then so can others. We might be very surprised!
Wilf
23rd Oct 2019
0
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Thanks Ezbeer. I wanted to stay in the EU but we voted to leave. I am convinced leaving is a bad idea-why would we want to be poorer? The EU is the richest trading bloc globally . BUT for democracy we must leave. It was a flawed vote but vote it was and 52% said out so we need to go and asap to stop all this nonsense. PS I think the liberals are just windbags and Corbyn is going mad and totally eccentric so best to vote Tory-best of a bad bunch I say.
StephenA3
23rd Oct 2019
7
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I want a general election but I don’t want a second referendum. We have had one of them and the result was leave. I don’t have the words to describe the loathing and contempt I have for our political class, they are all self serving, pond life in my opinion, including Nigel Farage, but I will vote for a Brexit Candidate if we have one in my constituency, which voted overwhelmingly (70%) to Leave and yet has a Remain supporting MP supposedly representing us. Democracy in the U.K. is a sham and needs to be totally revised. Get rid of the House of Lords and replace them with 100 elected Members and who are banned from standing on Party tickets but stand as individuals. Replace first past the post for the House of Commons and introduce a meaningful system where every vote counts. The Scottish Parliament system looks good. First past the post in elections to Westminster in Scotland produces a massive SNP Bias, the same electorate for the Scottish Parliament returns a much more balanced mix of representatives
kimberleycats
23rd Oct 2019
8
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The British people made their decision in 2016!
Bluebell2
23rd Oct 2019
1
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SOME of the people made their decision in 2016, the electorate has changed, and much is known now that wasn't known then.
Why have GEs every 5 years if nobody ever changes their mind?
Why have a World Cup every 4 years if nothing changes?
Valsut
23rd Oct 2019
10
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The politicians have divided the country. They try to tell us they know what we should think and do! Time for us to tell them!
jriley48
23rd Oct 2019
-5
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A general election would not solve the issue because general elections should be about all issues that affect our lives. Because of our electoral system they are also undemocratic.The only sensible and democratic way to resolve it is to have a binding, confirmatory vote (referendum) with Johnson's deal and remain as the options. People could decide now that they have more information.
JenniferT57
23rd Oct 2019
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A general election is the only way out of this ridiculous Groundhog Day that our current crop of MPs have trapped themselves in. They are all spending so much time and energy in trying to score points off their opponents (and not just those in other parties) that an end to the current damaging uncertainty, or what their constituents they were voted in to represent want, seem to be an irrelevance to them. The cynic in me believes the main reason the Labour Party has refused to back an election up until now is that they are terrified they would lose handsomely.
Lizzie 123
23rd Oct 2019
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I want Brexit done as soon as possible. A general election could open the door to Jeremy Corbyn and sadly after the debacle the Conservatives have made we could week end up with a labour government. The country voted to leave the EU let's leave and get back to being GREAT Britain again.
PamelaMag
23rd Oct 2019
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Time for a GE - time to drain the swamp - and then get rid of the care home, where we pay the residents......to sleep . House of Lords needs to GO!
LanceFogg
23rd Oct 2019
2
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Pamela,
The House of Lords isn't the problem. The problem is that a majority of our elected representatives, i.e. MPs are opposed to Leave. They are thwarting the process at every turn.
OK, the House of Lords is an anachronism which belongs in the 16th century and should be completely revamped but the only way to get a majority of leave or Brexit MPs in the House of Commons is to have a General Election.
Bald123
23rd Oct 2019
6
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Let the people have their say. This is the mother of democracy.
davgig
23rd Oct 2019
3
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I would like a peoples vote, I feel too many M.P's have vested interests to be trusted.
Bald123
23rd Oct 2019
1
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PamelaMag
23rd Oct 2019
12
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We had a peoples vote - now we need an election so that the will of the people (LEAVE) can be enacted
Munsterlander
23rd Oct 2019
7
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Yes It is the only way out of this debacle. Although I voted to stay in it is only right democratically that we should leave. I do think a bit more time should be taken to consider the details. I am in my 70s. One thing I have learnt in life is "do not rush to failure" Keep calm. Lets have an election, get an outcome and start doing some meaningful things in the country-look after the poorest, sort out pollution and crime.
Bald123
23rd Oct 2019
2
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I agree with all your comments

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