October 24, 2019 / 2:12 PM / a month ago

UK ministers meeting to agree position on snap election - ITV

LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Britain’s top ministers hold “differing views” on whether to have a snap general election and are meeting on Thursday to come to a united position, Northern Ireland Secretary Julian Smith told broadcaster ITV.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said an election may be needed to break the impasse over Brexit but the opposition Labour Party has called for a delay to the Oct. 31 deadline to be agreed first. (Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Stephen Addison)

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