UK opposition parties outline election plan

UK opposition parties outline election plan
UK opposition parties outline election plan

The leadersof two British opposition parties unveiled a plan Saturday to give PrimeMinister Boris Johnson the snap election he wants — but only if EU leadersdelay Brexit until January.

Johnson hastried twice to call an early election to break the deadlock in the House ofCommons over Britain's departure from the European Union and will try again ina vote on Monday.

But he needsthe support of opposition MPs and they have refused to back a poll until therisk of a disorderly "no deal" Brexit on October 31 is completelyremoved.

Johnson wasforced by law to ask EU leaders last weekend to delay Brexit after MPs refusedto back the divorce terms he struck with Brussels.

EU leadersare expected to decide on Monday or early Tuesday whether to grant the three-monthdelay requested, or to set another date.

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