Boris Johnson failed to trick Jeremy Corbyn into an early general election and deliver Brexit
Boris Johnson decided to have an early general election, because he had a cunning plan – to deliver Brexit by dissolving the British parliament, and without elected MPs, the prime minister would be free to take the UK out of the EU, with or without a deal!
Thanks to Gina Miller, in early 2017, the Supreme Court decided that the prime minister can’t use monarchical powers to force through a Brexit deal without first getting the consent of the British parliament:
“ The article 50 process must and will involve a partnership between Parliament and the Executive. But that does not mean that legislation is required simply to initiate it. Legislation will undoubtedly be required to implement withdrawal, but the process, including the form and timing of any legislation, can and should be determined by Parliament not by the courts. That involves no breach of the constitutional principles which have been entrenched in our law since the 17th century, and no threat to the fundamental principle of Parliamentary sovereignty.”
Therefore, the Supreme Court’s decision explicitly states that it is up to the British people to decide whether to leave or stay in the EU, but it is up to the British parliament to determine how we leave and not the British prime minister!
Boris Johnson’s cunning plan to deliver Brexit by dissolving the parliament
Failing to secure the consent of British Parliament, Boris Johnson had a cunning plan by having an early general election, and create a situation whereby due to the lack of MPs to endorse his Brexit, he could legally take the UK out of the EU on his own!
Claiming that the bill, which forces him to ask for an extension to the Brexit deadline if no deal had been agreed left him unable to negotiate a deal with the EU, Boris Johnson wanted the British MPs to agree to an early general election on 15 October, saying:
“In my view and the view of this govermment there must now be an election on Tuesday October 15 and I invite [Jeremy Corbyn] to respond to decide which of us goes as prime minister to that crucial council on Thursday October 17.”
The prime minister justified his decision for an early general election on 15 October, because according to him it is “completely impossible for the government to function if the House of Commons refuses to pass anything the government proposes”.
“In my view and the view of this government there must now be an election on Tuesday October 15 and I invite [Jeremy Corbyn] to respond to decide which of us goes as prime minister to that crucial council on Thursday October 17.”
Boris Johnson’s plan failed because the opposition realised that without a British Parliament, Boris Johnson would take the UK out of the EU on 31 October without having to secure the mandatory consent from the dissolved British Parliament.
Jeremy Corbyn exposes Boris Johnson’s conniving plan
Mr Johnson’s conniving plan was exposed by Jeremy Corbyn who claimed that:
“The offer of an election today is a bit like the offer of an apple to Snow White by the wicked queen. What he’s offering is not an apple of even an election but the poison of a no-deal. So Mr Speaker I repeat what I said last night. Let this bill pass and gain royal assent. Then we will back an election so we do not crash out with a no-deal exit from the EU.”
Boris Johnson decided to have an early general election, because he had a cunning plan – to deliver Brexit by dissolving the British parliament, and without elected MPs, the prime minister free to take the UK out of the EU, with or without a deal!
To achieve his cunning Brexit plan, Boris Johnson needed two-thirds of all MPs to vote in favour of his motion.
However, 298 MPs voted for the motion and 56 against, which was 136 short of the number needed to dissolve the British Parliament!
Therefore, Boris Johnson’s cunning plan to deliver a no-deal Brexit by dissolving the British parliament has failed!