Members of Parliament shut down British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's no-deal Brexit proposal. In response, Johnson suspended Parliament for five weeks.
A Scottish court has ruled that maneuver unconstitutional, and the British Supreme Court is scheduled to take up the matter next week. Meanwhile, the United Kingdom’s deadline to leave the European Union is Oct. 31.
Speaking in Rotherham last Friday, Johnson said he remained confident he could make a deal happen. “We are working incredibly hard to get a deal. There is the rough shape of the deal to be done,” he said.
Frank Langfitt, NPR foreign correspondent in London
Lesley Riddoch, an award-winning journalist who writes regularly for the Scotsman, the Sunday Post and The Guardian
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