UK’s Johnson leaves political future open in case of Tory defeat in Thursday’s vote Dec 09, 2019 0 620 12345 DPALondonBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday dodged the question if he would resign in case his Conservatives fail to get a majority in the upcoming parliamentary election. He was nervous and fighting for every vote, he told Sky News. Asked three times whether he would be willing to resign in the event of a defeat, he failed to provide a clear answer.Johnson wants to get more support for his deal to leave the European Union that he renegotiated with Brussels. He is currently leading a minority government.The prime minister reiterated that he wanted to implement Brexit, whatever came, vowing to lead Britain out of the EU by January 31, and renewed his promise to voters to reduce the number of immigrants through an Australian-style points system.Johnson only took office in late July, succeeding Theresa May, who failed three times to get her Brexit agreement through Britain’s divided parliament.Surveys show the ruling Conservatives ahead, but Britain’s majority voting system makes predictions difficult. Only the candidate who receives the most votes in one of the 650 constituencies gets a seat in the House of Commons.In many constituencies, especially in central and northern England, Johnson’s Tories and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party are head-to-head.Opposition parties such as the Liberal Democrats and the Scottish National Party (SNP) therefore on Sunday called for tactical voting in the campaign that focuses on Brexit and the ailing National Health Service.Johnson warned that a Labour win would lead to more delays, “[or] spending the whole of next year in complete paralysis with two referendums, one on Scotland, one on the EU when Jeremy Corbyn cannot even tell us what his position is on Brexit and who is going to campaign for the deal that he proposes to do.” Opposition leader Corbyn, who is considered a Eurosceptic, has promised a second Brexit referendum if he wins on Thursday. RELATED ARTICLES 30,000 MONKS ATTEND MASS ALMS-GIVING IN MYANMAR Dec 09, 2019 0 555 At least 43 killed in ‘horrific’ factory fire in India’s capital Dec 09, 2019 0 979 Kim has ‘everything’ to lose with hostile acts, warns Trump Dec 09, 2019 0 974 Jury would convict Trump ‘in 3 minutes flat,’ says key lawmaker AFP Washington The chairman of the US House Judiciary Committee said on Sunday that if the impeachment case against President Donald Trump were put to a jury, there “would be a guilty verdict in three minutes flat.” .. Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said on Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island. The Malaysian health ministry’s .. Afghan vote count impasse no closer to resolution, two months after poll DPA Kabul Two months after presidential elections in Afghanistan, a meeting aimed at finding a solution on how to handle 300,000 disputed votes failed to bring about a breakthrough on Sunday. The votes could determine .. Pope gives plum job to Filipino cardinal tipped as possible successor Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday promoted Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a man tipped as one of his possible successors, to a key position within the Vatican administration. Tagle was appointed head of the .. Scotland would vote for independence if Brexit goes ahead London: Scotland would vote in favour of independence if Brexit goes ahead, but would vote to against it if Britain remains in the European Union, according to a poll released on Sunday. The poll, conducted on behalf of the ..