Boris Johnson's brutal game of truth or dare

The brawl over Brexit is getting dirty. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to suspend Parliament marks a sharp escalation of hostilities.

Mr Johnson hasn't only increased the likelihood that Britain leaves the European Union without a deal on Oct 31, he has dared the opposition to trigger a general election. Beyond Brexit, his plan risks unleashing an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 31, 2019, with the headline 'Boris Johnson's brutal game of truth or dare'. Print Edition | Subscribe