British Parliament Votes to Wrest Control of Government from Conservatives to Stop No-Deal Brexit

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech at 10 Downing Street on September 2, 2019 in London, England.  (Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

In stunning defiance of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, UK lawmakers voted Tuesday to take control of the parliamentary agenda to debate legislation that would block a no-deal Brexit. In response, Johnson introduced a bill to hold a general election next month. We’ll discuss the latest developments and their political and economic implications.


Amanda Sloat, Robert Bosch Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe

Rich Preston, reporter, BBC