If you’re confused about Labour general election policy, don’t worry – you’re not the only one.
After months of calling for a general election, the party is now saying it might not support Boris Johnson if he announces plans for an election this week, the thing most people were positive that the party wanted the most.
Why are Labour considering blocking Johnson’s potential plan to announce an election?
Although the government has suggested it will hold an election on 14 October – leaving enough time for a new government to seek an extension or revoke Article 50 – the prime minister could actually change that date after parliament has agreed to a national vote.
That could mean setting the election date for 1 November, after thhe 31 October Brexit deadline and leaving parliament unable to stop the UK crashing out of the EU with a no-deal.
Former Conservative chancellor Philip Hammond admitted this morning that some anti-no-deal Tory MPs are worried about this outcome.
.@PhilipHammondUK is absolutely right - any PM can change election date by proclamation once it has been approved… https://t.co/t4u6qiqa1d