British Prime Minister Loses Parliamentary Majority in Brexit Showdown
British Prime Minister
Majority in Brexit Showdown British lawmakers pushed
back against Boris Johnson's
pursuit to lead Britain's exit from
the European Union without a deal.
party had a Parliament
majority of one vote.
But veteran Conservative member of
Parliament Philip Lee resigned in protest
to what he called "the twin diseases of
populism and English nationalism." The loss of majority is a huge blow
for the Prime Minister,
making it next to impossible to
pursue any meaningful legislation.
Lawmakers are seeking to avoid
a no-deal Brexit with a three-month
delay from the nation's exit from the E.U.
to impose Brexit
by October 31.
Boris Johnson, via 'The Washington Post' Johnson has been granted
approval by the Queen to suspend
Parliament for up to five weeks
beginning as early as Monday.
Opposition lawmaker have
called the move a "coup," describing
his government as "reckless" and one of "cowardice." If Parliament is successful
in its pursuit of a delay, Johnson
has threatened to call a snap election,
in which he could win back a majority.
He has also threatened to kick
out any members of his own
Conservative party who vote
against his Brexit pursuits.