Britain facing prospect of early elections while economy shrinks

Mr Johnson's July election by members of the ruling Conservative Party came on the last day before MPs went on holiday, so the new prime minister largely avoided parliamentary scrutiny.
Mr Johnson's July election by members of the ruling Conservative Party came on the last day before MPs went on holiday, so the new prime minister largely avoided parliamentary scrutiny.PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned opposition lawmakers and MPs from his own party that they won't be allowed to stand in the way of his plans to pull Britain out of the European Union by the end of October.

"We are going to leave the European Union on Oct 31, which is what the people of this country voted for," Mr Johnson said, "and that's what I think parliamentarians of this country should get on and do".

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