Boris Johnson wants a general election at Christmas time and there are so many jokes

Boris Johnson wants a general election at Christmas time and there are so many jokes

It’s not enough that Brexit is trying to ruin the most hallowed holiday, Halloween, but now it looks like Boris Johnson is trying to go after Christmas, too.

Stop. It.

In the latest Brexit development, it appears the prime minister is attempting to make a deal with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, by offering MPs additional time to scrutinise his proposed Brexit deal if they agree to a 12 December general election.

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The PM told the BBC he expected the EU to grant an extension to his 31 October deadline. In a letter to Corbyn he said the “preferred option” was to postpone Brexit for a short time, “say to 15 or 30 November.”

However Corbyn isn’t having it unless a no-deal is taken off the table.

“Take no-deal off the table and we absolutely support a general election,” he said.

I've been calling for an election ever since the last one because this country needs one to deal with all the social injustice issues - but no-deal must be taken off the table.

The EU will decide whether there is an extension tomorrow... and then we can decide.

If the EU's Brexit delay is to the end of January, Johnson said he will hold a Commons vote next week on a 12 December election.

At this point, the jokes are writing themselves

Optimistic Labour supporters like the idea of getting Jeremy Corbyn for Christmas

There's also this irony

And others are mourning the possibility of a Xmas Brexit

Absolutely not.

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