House of Commons, Again, Rejects Johnson’s Call for Snap Election

The House of Commons voted for the second time to reject the government’s request for early general elections.The vote comes on the last day of Parliament’s work before a five-week suspension, at the request of the government, until October 14. Members of Parliament will have no further opportunity to vote on any early elections until the end of the suspension period, which means that elections cannot be held until at least late November.

No-deal Brexit: London Accelerates Preparations of an EU Exit Without Agreement

The new British Government “is working with the assumption of a Brexit without agreement,” reiterated Michael Gove, responsible for exploring, if possible, a negotiation with Brussels but, above all, supervising the preparations for an exit from the EU. This was stated by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, during his inauguration and his deputy has ratified it in a platform published  in The Sunday Times: “The no-deal (no agreement)  is now a very real perspective.”

UK Local Elections: All Politics is Brexit

In a possible dress rehearsal for European elections later this month, British voters took out their frustrations on the two major parties in local elections on Thursday.  Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives got the worst of it, losing some 1,300 city councilors, and more than 40 councils, compared to their 2015 figures.  Labour fared no better, dropping about 80 councilors, and losing control of a half-dozen city councils.  For good measure, even pro-Brexit UKIP, big winners four years ago, lost almost all their seats Thursday night.

Prime Minister May Faces Certain Defeat of Brexit Deal on Tuesday