Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Briefing Log In Log In Today’s Paper Briefing | Boris Johnson, Iran, Dorian: Your Tuesday Briefing Advertisement Supported by Here’s what you need to know. ByMelina Delkic Sept. 3, 2019 Updated 2:27 a.m. ET (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a make-or-break week for Brexit, a potential breakthrough in a nuclear deal with Iran and the joys of being a nudist in Germany. The threat of a snap election just before Brexit The British Parliament reconvenes today for what will likely be a high-stakes showdown. On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened to call a snap general election if lawmakers from his Conservative Party back a legislative measure blocking a no-deal Brexit, which he says would rob him of leverage in last-gasp talks in Brussels. A government official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the election could be held as soon as Oct. 14. There is a debate over whether a general election, considered imminent, would make more sense before or after the Oct. 31 date set for Brexit. Reality: Under a 2011 law, two-thirds of lawmakers would have to approve such… Read full this story
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