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Did Boris Johnson Just Outfox Himself on Brexit?


Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks after Britain’s parliament voted on whether to hold an early general election on September 10, 2019. (Reuters)

London: British lawmakers, capping what may be one of the most abysmal starts any British leader has ever endured, on Monday rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to hold a new national election.

For Britain’s bare-knuckled new prime minister, it was a day of defeat. Parliament’s rejection of a snap election came as a new law went into effect on Monday blocking Johnson from pursuing a “no deal” withdrawal from the European ...


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