School of Politics and International Relations

Brexit gamble: Boris Johnson could call shock snap general election, warns political expert

7 August 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson could call a snap general election before the October 31 Brexit deadline, Tim Bale, a Politics Professor at Queen Mary University of London, has warned. The London-based political expert ruled out a possible Tory-Brexit Party alliance, saying the PM’s plan was to “destroy” the anti-EU movement by delivering Brexit as soon as possible. Professor Bale said a national election in the coming weeks or months is “highly possible.” He said: “It’s a risky gamble but Boris Johnson could do so before October 31.”
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Professor Bale was also quoted in a separate Express article and spoke to BBC Sussex (from 1:23:14) about Brexit.