UK heading to the polls to end Brexit deadlock

The United Kingdom is headed back to the polls, with MPs finally agreeing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid for a general election.

It’s hoped the polls will help end the Brexit deadlock, with each party holding a different solution to deal with it.

Mr Johnson plans to use the election to get backing for his Brexit deal.


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The opposition is expected to call for a new deal and a referendum on the matter, while the Liberal Democrats have vowed to cancel Brexit if they win.

It comes after the European Union agreed to delay the Brexit deadline, giving the UK even more time to sort something out.

Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn says with the Brexit deadline now delayed until the end of January, the immediate threat of leaving without a deal has been removed.

“We wanted an election, we do want an election, but we wanted ‘no deal’ to be taken off the table.

“We’ve now had confirmation from all 28 EU member states that ‘no deal’ is off the table.

“So we’re going to go out there with the biggest campaign this party has ever mounted,” Mr Corbyn said.

MPs in the House of Commons have voted in favour of the early election, with the law now headed to the upper house.

If it gets through – the general election will likely be held on December 12.

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