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UK Opposition Warns Johnson against Brexit 'abuse of Power'

UK Opposition Warns Johnson against Brexit 'abuse of Power'

Thursday, 08 August 2019 05:38 PM

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition leader wants a guarantee that Prime Minister Boris Johnson won't let the U.K. tumble out of the European Union during an election campaign.

Johnson says Britain will leave the EU as scheduled on Oct. 31, with or without a divorce deal.

Opposition lawmakers hope to trigger a national election by defeating Johnson's Conservative government in a no-confidence vote when Parliament returns from its summer break in September. Allies say Johnson could delay the election until after Oct. 31, so Britain would automatically leave the EU during the campaign.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn says that would be "an unprecedented, unconstitutional and anti-democratic abuse of power."

Corbyn wrote to civil service chief Mark Sedwill on Thursday seeking a ruling that the government would have to delay Brexit until after an election.

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