Brexit bill passes UK upper house in blow for Johnson

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Britain's upper house on Friday (Sep 6) gave final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the ...

LONDON: Britain's upper house on Friday gave final approval to a law that would force Boris Johnson to delay Brexit, in a fresh setback for the British Prime Minister who is struggling in his bid to call an early election.

Johnson received a boost when the High Court in London rejected a legal challenge against his decision to suspend parliament from next week. Johnson's opponents are now widely expected to block for the second time Monday his attempt to schedule snap polls for Oct 15. They are reportedly trying to make sure that an election is held only after Johnson is forced to go back on his word and seek a divorce delay.

"We don't know what's happening there. It seems very obvious that we are not getting Brexit with an agreement.""I am very confident I will get an agreement at the summit on Oct 17."Labour was negotiating on Friday with the pro-EU Scottish National Party and smaller groups about their preferred date for the imminent election.

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)

 

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