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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YouTuber Sargon of Akkad runs for European Parliament as member of UKIP

Peyton Gouzien | @PGouzien

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) has selected YouTuber Sargon of Akkad to be a candidate in the European Parliament election. Carl Benjamin, who goes by Sargon of Akkad on YouTube was selected from a pool of “190 potential candidates” according to comments from UKIP’s leader, Gerard Batten. Additionally, Mr. Batten cites Sargon’s selection for candidacy as “UKIP’s priority to have MEPs who will fight to make Brexit happen.”. Mr. Benjamin has been an outspoken critic of the European Union and supporter of Brexit, main traits of UKIP.

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Julian Assange, Co-Founder of Wikileaks, Arrested

Mike Ottavio | @MadMikePolitics

Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested this morning after spending 7 years in an Ecuadorian embassy, BBC reports.

Assange initially took refuge in an Ecuadorian embassy seven years ago to avoid being extradited to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped.

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