Chess move: UK parties suggest Dec. 9 vote in Brexit gambit

DANICA KIRKA Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Two British opposition parties on Sunday proposed an even earlier election date than Prime Minister Boris Johnson has offered, trying to force his government to delay a final decision on its European Union divorce deal. The chess move by the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party reflects the volatile political landscape now in Britain. The ruling Conservatives desperately want a new election to bolster their numbers in Parliament, but they face resistance from the main opposition Labour Party, which fears the country will be unwittingly tricked into crashing out of the European Union without a deal. The latest election proposal is an effort to force Johnson to delay debate in Parliament on his Brexit withdrawal bill until after any
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