The UK Parliament overwhelmingly approved the holding of another snap election on December 12, 2019, as a way to break the Brexit deadlock, before the EU Commission’s final deadline on January 31, 2019.
In asking the people to vote for another Prime Minister, the outcome could, but not with certainty, decide the Brexit issue; either to move forward under the deal negotiated by incumbent PM Boris Johnson, or be off-the-table once and for all.
Although the outcome of the election does not guarantee that a new PM will garner the majority votes required to decide on the long-running Brexit deal or no-deal issue, the major parties involved see it as the only way to break the Brexit deadlock.
Who Will the UK Voters Choose?
Actually, UK voters are also divided over the Brexit issue as recent polls show 34 percent of those surveyed, now prefer staying with the EU. Those who indicated approval for a No-Deal Bresit represented only 23% percent of the respondents.
PM Johnson, whose Brexit plan was approved by the EU but again turned down by majority of the British Parliament, will campaign for a Brexit under the terms he previously negotiated, or to forge on with a No-Deal Brexit.
Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn, whose party believes in remaining with the EU but with concessions to certain reforms, will be calling on UK voters to kick out PM Johnson and his “do or die” Brexit moves.
Liberal Democratic leader Jo Swinson holds a view that is more aligned with the Labour Party, as the liberal’s agenda is to stop Brexit from happening altogether.
However, the question of who will be elected Prime Minister still depends on the Ministers of Parliament whom UK citizens will vote to represent them. The question of whether the Brexit deadlock will be broken, can only happen if the winning party’s elected MPs will make up the majority (326 seats) of the parliament voters.