UK Parliament attempts to block Brexit

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UK Parliament attempts to block Brexit
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UK Parliament attempts to block Brexit
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Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are once again attempting to put the brakes on Brexit. Last week, the House of Commons passed a bill that would block a “no-deal Brexit.” Although, critics say it’s just the government’s latest attempt to stop the UK from leaving the European Union.

The bill to block Brexit is now headed to the House of Lords. Should it pass, it could create a major hurdle for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the EU. According to the Associated Press, lawmakers in favor of Brexit are threatening to filibuster the proposal.

The vote by the House of Commons to further delay Brexit came just hours after a Scottish court ruled in favor of Johnson’s proposed suspension of Parliament. The court declared the maneuver to be legal, providing Brexit opponents with limited time to stop the UK from leaving the EU prior to the October 31 deadline.

“To deliver Brexit like this is to create a poison pill which for 40 years will divide this country straight down the middle,” said former Conservative Party leadership candidate and Brexit opponent Rory Stewart. “If you are going to deliver Brexit at all, try to do it legally, constitutionally and with consent.”

Johnson called for a vote on the matter, allowing the citizens of the UK to directly weigh in on the matter. His proposal was rejected by the House of Commons. “Corbyn [UK Labour Party leader] and his friends in Parliament don’t trust you to make this decision – but I do,” Johnson recently wrote on Twitter.

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