Boris Johnson and Britain on the Brink

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Jack Rowlett | @JackRowlett

The dramatic events in Britain continued to unfold last night as the House of Commons voted to enable a delay on Boris Johnson and his plans for a hard Brexit until after Oct. 31. Johnson’s leadership has faced four straight defeats and the erosion of its parliamentary majority in the span of 48 hours.

The Bill from Labour’s Hillary Benn requires that Johnson ask for an extension to Article 50. If Parliament does not explicitly approve either a deal or no deal. The bill passed through the House of Commons after an emergency debate held by Speaker John Bercow on Tuesday night. 

Parliament then voted on against triggering a snap election in a further Government defeat.

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