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U.K. PM Boris Johnson Threatens Snap Election as Labour Hopes to Force Brexit Extension

HeadlineSep 03, 2019

In Britain, as the battle over Brexit heats up, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned rebel members of Parliament they will face a snap election in October — just two weeks before Britain is scheduled to exit the European Union — if they do not support him. The ultimatum came as lawmakers prepare to vote on a bill that would require Johnson to extend the Brexit deadline to January 31, unless Parliament either comes to an agreement on a deal or approves a no-deal scenario.

Meanwhile, legal proceedings are underway in Scotland attempting to overturn the planned suspension of Parliament announced by Johnson last week. Tens of thousands have taken to the streets across the U.K. for “Stop the Coup” demonstrations.

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