Johnson threatens to pull Brexit bill, call snap U.K. election if lawmakers force delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was headed for a showdown Tuesday with lawmakers who want to put the brakes on his drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in just three days and take the U.K.

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