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British PM Preparing to Call Election on Eve of Brexit Showdown with Parliament?

British PM Preparing to Call Election on  Eve of Brexit Showdown with Parliament?

LONDON - Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to call an election, British media reported on Monday, on the eve of an historic showdown with parliament over Brexit.
Johnson’s promise to take the country out of the European Union on Oct. 31 with or without a deal to smooth the divorce between the world’s fifth-largest economy and its biggest trading partner has propelled the United Kingdom towards a constitutional crisis and a battle with the 27 other members of the bloc.
An alliance of opposition lawmakers are plotting with rebels in Johnson’s Conservative Party to take control of parliament and tie the government’s hands with legislation that would block a no-deal exit, fearing leaving without a deal will be ruinous.
Just 24 hours until parliament returns on Tuesday from its summer break, Johnson’s enforcers warned rebels that if they voted against the government they would be kicked out of his Conservative Party. (Reuters)