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Collapse us if you can, British government dares Brexit opponents

Johnson's move to suspend Parliament for longer than usual was cheered by US President Donald Trump but provoked criticism from some lawmakers and media

File photo of Boris Johnson. Photo: AP/PTI
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File photo of Boris Johnson. Photo: AP/PTI

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government on Thursday challenged opponents of Brexit to collapse the government or change the law if they wanted to thwart Britain's exit from the European Union. 
 
More than three years since the Brexit referendum, the UK is heading towards its gravest constitutional crisis and a showdown with the EU over Brexit due in just 63 days.

In his boldest step since becoming PM, Johnson enraged opponents of a no-deal Brexit by ordering the suspension of Parliament for almost a month.
 
The speaker of the lower house of Parliament, John Bercow, said that was a

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First Published: Aug 30 2019 | 2:47 AM IST

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