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Brexit Battle Heats Up as Lawmakers Vote to Block “No-Deal” Scenario

HeadlineSep 05, 2019

In Britain, the showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Parliament continues to ratchet up as Johnson suffered another major blow Wednesday when lawmakers voted to block a no-deal Brexit. Later in the day, members of Parliament rejected Johnson’s bid to call a snap election. Boris Johnson is the first British prime minister to lose their first three votes in Parliament — in Johnson’s case, the triple defeat occurred in under 24 hours.

Amid the Brexit chaos, members of Parliament applauded Sikh Labour lawmaker Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi as he condemned Boris Johnson as racist. He called on Johnson to apologize for telling a newspaper last year Muslim women who wear hijabs look like “letterboxes” and “bank robbers.” Johnson refused to apologize.

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