The EU bloc's 27 leaders have agreed to a so-called "flextension", giving Brexiteers time until 31 January 2020 to sway their fellow MPs in Parliament to accept the Prime Minister's exit deal. Boris Johnson is seeking a general election directly before Christmas, which Britain's main opposition party has now backed to break the static situation regarding Brexit.

Brexit election December
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Although the extension was granted, French President Emmanuel Macron again said he was reluctant to grant another extension unless circumstances in Parliament changed significantly. 

All I Want For Christmas Is An Election

The Prime Minister wants an early election to poise the UK for an easier deal acceptance before the 31 January 2020 deadline. This election before Christmas had to be approved by two-thirds of MPs. The Labour Party was expected to block it, saying they would only support a poll once a no-deal Brexit is "off the table", according to CNN. Now that a no-deal Brexit is off the table, Labour has lifted its opposition to a general election this December. According to, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, "So we are going to go out there, with the biggest campaign this party has ever mounted – totally united, totally determined – and I’m absolutely looking forward to going to every part of the country with my wonderful shadow cabinet team here and all the fantastic Labour activists to give message of hope where there isn’t one with this government."

What The Liberal Democrats Want

The Liberal Democrats want a December election, and Jo Swinson, the leader of the Liberal Democrats said, "We need to get Boris Johnson out of office, unlock the gridlock in Parliament and give people the chance to vote to stay in the EU."

This general election this coming December will be the first time there was an election in December in the UK since 1923. This option still seems to be the best way out of the UK's unending, static Brexit situation. The British polls, at the moment, look something like this:

British polls
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