British government faces crucial parliamentary week

Pro-EU supporters demonstrating outside the Cabinet Office in London yesterday. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing for a showdown with MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit when Parliament sits today.
Pro-EU supporters demonstrating outside the Cabinet Office in London yesterday. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing for a showdown with MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit when Parliament sits today.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
Pro-EU supporters demonstrating outside the Cabinet Office in London yesterday. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing for a showdown with MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit when Parliament sits today.
Pro-EU supporters demonstrating outside the Cabinet Office in London yesterday. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (above) is preparing for a showdown with MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit when Parliament sits today.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

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LONDON • Britain's Members of Parliament are returning from their summer holidays today to face what is likely to be one of the most significant weeks in their country's modern history.

The rules of Britain's largely unwritten Constitution will be stretched to the limit in a desperate battle between those supporting the country's departure from the European Union and those desperate to avoid such an outcome.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 03, 2019, with the headline 'British government faces crucial parliamentary week'. Print Edition | Subscribe