Boris Johnson to push for general election on 12 December
Boris Johnson has urged MPs to back a general election for 12 December, in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock.
The government will table a motion in the House of Commons on Monday, where MPs will vote on the possibility of an early general election.
Mr Johnson said: "Well what we've decided is that we have got a way forward for this country and the EU.
"We've got a great deal on Brexit, and for the first time in three-and-a-half years, parliament voted to endorse a way out of the EU."
He added: "Unfortunately, they voted to delay the final approval of that deal which they've endorsed... if this parliament is anything to go by, that delay could go on for a very long time."
The Prime Minister said there would be more time allocated for the Commons to look at his deal immediately, provided they accept his bid for an election on December 12.
He said: "The way to get this done, the way to get Brexit done is to be reasonable with parliament and say if you genuinely want more time to examine this excellent Brexit deal, you can have it, but they have to agree to a general election on December 12.
"This parliament has been going on for a long time without a majority, its refusing to deliver Brexit, its impossible to deliver legislation.
"It's time frankly that the opposition summoned up the nerve to submit themselves to our collective boss, which is the people of the UK."
Conservative Party chairman James Cleverly tweeted: "Opposition parties said
they wanted more time to debate the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, they said they wanted a general election. Let's see if they were being honest."