Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons in London on October 19. Photo: Reuters

Brexit gamble: Boris Johnson could get his snap election – and earlier than expected

  • Two opposition parties have made proposal to hold polls on December 9 – three days ahead of date preferred by prime minister
  • Plan would allow Johnson to get around Labour opposition to early election, but new date means he would not be able to deliver Brexit in time for polls
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street to head for the House of Commons in London on October 19. Photo: Reuters
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A view of the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU agrees to Brexit extension but sets no date as Britain squabbles over election

  • Decision on length of delay pushed back to next week as France seeks to put pressure on UK
  • EU diplomats joke about British PM still seeking extension in the year 2192
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A view of the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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