Boris Johnson insists he does not want a general election

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Published on September 2, 2019 - Duration: 01:39s

Boris Johnson insists he does not want a general election

Boris Johnson pleaded with Tory MPs not to support measures to block a no-deal Brexit amid speculation he could call an election if he loses the Commons showdown.

The Prime Minister insisted โ€œI donโ€™t want an election, you donโ€™t want an electionโ€ but he said he would not seek an extension to the Brexit deadline โ€“ which is what the cross-party alliance are demanding if there is not a deal.

In a statement in Downing Street following an unscheduled Cabinet meeting, Mr Johnson urged his MPs not to join Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in backing a โ€œpointlessโ€ delay.

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