UK's opposition Labour party agrees to December election
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Britain's main opposition Labour party said Tuesday it would support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a December election, although the date remains to be fixed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "I have consistently said that we are ready for an election and our support is subject to a 'no deal' Brexit being off the table."
He said the decision by EU leaders on Monday to delay Brexit to January 31 meant that "for the next three months, our condition of taking No Deal off the table has now been met.
No Deal is now off the table so tonight Labour will back a General Election.— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) October 29, 2019
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Johnson has called for an election on December 12 but Labour and other opposition parties are pushing for a date nearer to December 9.
"It will be a December election," a Labour party source told AFP.
The prime minister will on Tuesday bring forward a bill to legislate for the snap poll, which is expected to pass parliament in the next few days.
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