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Johnson seeks UK election bid as political foes push back

Sep. 5, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boxed in by opponents and abandoned politically even by his own brother, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson struggled Thursday to keep his Brexit plans on track, and he accused lawmakers of thwarting democracy by blocking his call for a new election. Johnson remained determined to secure an...

Johnson's Brexit plans in crisis after 3rd defeat in 2 days

Sep. 4, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson called Wednesday for a national election on Oct. 15, saying it was the only way out of Britain's Brexit impasse after lawmakers moved to block his plan to leave the European Union next month without a divorce deal. But Parliament delivered Johnson his third defeat...