There should be no doubt about the consequences of this vote tonight.
This means that Parliament is on the verge of destroying any deal that we may be able to strike in Brussels.
Because tomorrow’s bill will hand over control of the negotiations to the European Union.
That means more hesitation, more delay, more confusion.
This means that the European Union itself will be able to determine how long that country will remain in the European Union.
Since I refuse to agree to this plan, we will have to make a choice. I do not want elections. The public does not want elections. But if the House of Representatives votes in favor of that bill tomorrow, the public will have to choose who will go to Brussels on October 17th to sort that out and move forward with this country.
Everyone will know whether or not Rt Hon Gentleman is Prime Minister, he will go to Brussels, he will beg for an extension, any demands of Brussels will be accepted and we will have more years of arguing about her. Brixi.
In contrast, everyone will know that if I am prime minister, I will go to Brussels, I will go to make a deal and get a deal, but if they don’t strike a deal, we will leave anyway on October 31st.
The people of this country will have to choose.
The leader of the opposition had been pleading for an election two years ago.
I don’t want elections, but if MPs vote tomorrow to stop negotiations and impose another useless delay in Brexit, perhaps for years, that would be the only way to solve this problem.
I can confirm that tonight we will present a proposal under the fixed-term parliaments act.