Boris Johnson is forcing the hand of no-deal Brexit opponents

Leveraging the disarray in opposition ranks, he is daring them to bring down his government and face the possibility of a Corbyn-led government

Mr Boris Johnson is forcing his opponents to face a hard but simple fact. If they want to stop him from pushing through a no-deal Brexit they are going to have to bring him down, and quickly.

By announcing plans to suspend Parliament for up to five weeks Britain's Prime Minister has shown he is ready to provoke a full constitutional crisis to drive through his policy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 30, 2019, with the headline 'Boris Johnson is forcing the hand of no-deal Brexit opponents'. Print Edition | Subscribe