A law passed by Britain’s parliament this month requires PM Boris Johnson to ask the EU for a three-month delay to Brexit if a deal is not approved by October 19.
Hong Kong police fired water cannon and volleys of tear gas to break up protesters throwing petrol bombs near the Legislative Council building and inside the Central Government Offices on Sunday, the latest in weeks of sometimes violent unrest.
Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters singing “God Save the Queen” and waving Union Jack flags rallied outside the British Consulate on Sunday demanding that the former colonial power ensures China honours its commitments to the city’s freedoms.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s parliament for more than a month before Brexit, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the country’s most serious political crisis in decades.
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn vowed to do everything necessary to stop a no-deal Brexit as he prepared to meet other lawmakers to discuss tactics to block the government’s plans.