British Opposition Parties Unite to Stop No-Deal Brexit
LONDON — Britain’s opposition parties have met to plan how to be block a “no-deal” Brexit from taking place against Parliament’s will.
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas said Monday that the opposition is “completely united about stopping no-deal.”
The parties, including the Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, are concerned that Prime Minister Boris Johnson of the Conservative Party may not adhere to a new law requiring him to seek a Brexit extension if no divorce deal is reached with the European Union.
Britain is set to leave the EU on Oct. 31 unless it seeks an extension and one is granted. Johnson has said he plans to leave on that day with or without a Brexit divorce agreement.
Lucas says the opposition group will continue meeting to discuss tactics. She indicated there are no plans for an immediate “no confidence” vote in Johnson’s government that would replace him.
Britain Is Running out of Time
Finland’s prime minister, meanwhile, says Britain is running out of time to present a new and credible Brexit proposal.
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Finland holds the rotating presidency of the 28-nation bloc.