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British prime minister Boris Johnson (r) with EU leaders at a summit in France last weekend (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

Brexit delay, snap elections? Fresh chaos erupts in UK

British MPs will vote on Wednesday (4 September) whether to delay Brexit once again, but the government aims to call an election to stop them.

The motion up for Wednesday's vote says Britain should ask the EU to postpone Brexit day from 31 October to 31 January 2020, unless MPs back a new withdrawal deal or a no-deal exit before the end of October.

The new vote comes after opposition MPs together with 21 rebels from the ruling Conservative party defeated prime minister Boris Joh...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

British prime minister Boris Johnson (r) with EU leaders at a summit in France last weekend (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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