Pro-EU Conservatives Vote Against Johnson in Parliament

Headline Roundup September 3rd, 2019

During a speech in Parliament on Tuesday, MP Phillip Lee defected from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party. Lee and Johnson are both Tories, yet Lee left the Conservative Party for the Liberal Democrats. Lee released his resignation letter addressed to Johnson via Twitter. The defection strips the Tories of their effective majority during a crucial time in relation to Brexit.

Pro-EU Conservatives Vote Against Johnson in Parliament

From the Center
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Boris Johnson's path to his self-imposed Brexit deadline just keeps getting rockier.

On Tuesday, less than two months from the date he set for the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union — with or without a deal on the terms of the breakup — the British prime minister suffered another significant blow to his fraying support in Parliament: Phillip Lee, a fellow Tory, defected from Johnson's Conservative Party in a dramatic scene in the House of Commons.

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From the Right
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Boris Johnson called for a snap election tonight after he suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of Remainers.

The Prime Minister lost a crunch vote that gives a rebel alliance control of Commons business - with the aim of passing a law to stop No Deal.

The victory for pro-EU MPs - by a big margin of 328 to 301 - came despite Mr Johnson threatening to end the careers of Tories who joined the revolt by deselecting them.

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From the Left
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Boris Johnson has suffered a humiliating defeat in the House of Commons as former Tory cabinet ministers banded together with Labour MPs to seize control of the parliamentary timetable.

The prime minister is poised to ask MPs on Wednesday to support an October general election after losing a vote paving the way for a rebel bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit.

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