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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.

Guests:

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

Rich Preston, reporter, BBC

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