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British opposition to fight for Brexit extension to avoid Johnson’s no-deal

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British members of parliament return this week to a short period of work after summer recess before they are forced into parliamentary suspension from mid-September to October 14. Meanwhile, the opposition wants to initiate another Brexit extension.

French news agency AFP reported on Sunday, September 1, that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces concerted opposition by MPs from across the political spectrum, who have vowed to introduce legislation blocking a no-deal exit as soon as they return to parliament.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour Party, has stated he could also table a no-confidence vote in Johnson’s government if necessary, to stop no deal.

The Prime Minister, in turn, may also throw Conservative lawmakers who vote against his government out of the parliamentary party, AFP wrote.

Johnson sparked controversy and protests on Saturday, August 31, across Britain after announcing last week he had instructed Queen Elizabeth II to suspend parliament in the final weeks before Brexit.


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