Coming into work on Wednesday morning, many commuters in London welcomed a December snap election to break the Brexit deadlock.
In a rare parliamentary success for UK PM Boris Johnson after a string of defeats, his short bill calling for a December 12 election was approved 438 to 20 in the House of Commons.
With the United Kingdom’s scheduled October 31 departure from the EU now virtually certain to be postponed, Brexit hangs in the balance.
The US currency got a mild boost on Friday after the US Trade Representative’s office said it is “close to finalizing” some parts of a trade agreement with China.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide whether he can deliver on his promise to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days’ time.