Reuters quoted a high-ranking British government on September 2 that if Congress blocked the UK’s option to leave the EU without a deal, Prime Minister Boris Johnson would seek an early election, with a date of October 14.
After the resumption of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom on September 3, the opposition parties sought to pass legislation to prevent the non-agreement on October 31, and hoped to postpone the Brexit period until January 31, 2020.
The report quoted senior government officials as saying that if opposition members succeeded in blocking the hard-off Brexit bill and undermined the negotiating power of Britain and the EU, Johnson would hold a general election on October 14th in the motion and voting in Congress on September 4. And pointed out that Members should pay attention to supporting the consequences of legislation to prevent hard Brexit.
Johnson issued a statement in front of the Prime Minister’s office, emphasizing that he would not accept any attempt to violate the promises of the government, and that he did not want to pre-elect. He said that if he is supported by parliamentarians, he is confident that he will reach a consensus with Brussels at the EU summit on October 17 to amend the existing Brexit agreement. He also reiterated that in any case, the EU will not be required to postpone the deadline for Brexit.