Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech has been approved in the House of Commons.
MPs voted in favour of the speech with 310 votes to 294, creating a majority of 16.
Just moments before the vote, a Labour amendment calling for the government to address the world’s ‘climate emergency’ was shot down by the Commons by 311 votes to 293.
While an SNP amendment which required to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to receive legislative consent from the Senedd and Scottish Parliament was defeated with 310 votes to 64.
After Queen’s Speech was passed, Commons leader Jacob Rees-Mogg said a motion for a general election would be held on Monday.
He noted that MPs would be given the opportunity to ‘debate and approve’ the motion, which suggests Brits go to the polls on December 12.
The announcement comes after Boris shared an open letter to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn blaming him for Brexit’s potential delay to January next year.
It is expected that the government will find out what type of extension has been granted by the EU tomorrow.
In the letter, Boris wrote that he was ‘extremely sceptical’ that the ‘habit’ of voting to delay Brexit would change with an extension in January.
He continued: ‘Many will doubt that this Parliament will do anything other than waste more time.’
Boris previously vowed it was ‘do or die’ for an October 31 deadline but the Benn Act made a no-deal Brexit illegal, forcing him to ask for extra time.
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