Boris Johnson is negotiating with his parliamentary opponents to support a general election, scheduled for December 12, with the intention of "break Brexit impasse". In a conversation with the BBC on Thursday afternoon, the prime minister said early talks were the only way for members of parliament to break the three-year deadlock with Brexit.

"If they really want more time to study this excellent deal, then they will have it, but they must agree to call elections on December 12." he said. Johnson will launch a legislative initiative on Monday calling on opposition parties to support general elections that dissolve Parliament and allow the British to participate in prenatal polls.