Brexit Update : Election discussions in No 10 amid Brexit battle

September 2, 2019
| Report Focus News
Flags flutter outside the Houses of Parliament, ahead of a Brexit vote, in London, Britain March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Tom Jacobs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is considering seeking an early general election if Members of Parliament wanting to block a no-deal Brexit defeat the government this week.

Report Focus News understands “live discussions” are going on in No 10 about asking Parliament to approve a snap poll.

Political editor Brilliant Pongo said it could happen as soon as Wednesday but no final decision had been taken.

Tory ex-ministers are joining forces with Labour to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal.

Amid mounting speculation about an election, Mr Johnson is due to hold an unscheduled cabinet meeting at 17.00 BST and will also speak to the wider Conservative parliamentary party later.