00:43 GMT02 April 2020
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    Earlier in the day, the UK government confirmed that parliament would be suspended until 14 October. Members of parliament are also meeting in the House of Commons later on Monday to hold a second vote on a motion for a snap general election.

    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman has urged members of parliament to vote for an early election on Monday to let British voters decide what happens with Brexit.

    He added that the British parliament would be suspended at the end of business on Monday until 14 October.

    According to the spokesman, the prime minister will not sanction any more "pointless" Brexit delays. The government will not seek an extension, and the country will leave the EU on 31 October, he added. 

    Mr Johnson has made it clear that his cabinet is working on a range of ideas for Brexit talks, and the moment of decision will happen during the EU summit on 17-18 October, the spokesman said. He added that the prime minister wants to work with EU leaders to reach a withdrawal agreement to leave the bloc on 31 October. 

    Members of parliament are scheduled to convene in the House of Commons later in the day to vote for a second time on a motion for early elections.

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