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    One Step Forward, One Step Back for Johnson's Brexit Bill

    U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a crucial vote in Parliament Tuesday, blocking him from fast-tracking the passage of a bill that would have enabled Britain to leave the EU by the end of the month. The setback came just a half-hour after Johnson won support for his Brexit legislation, known as the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which he credited to the House of Commons finally coming together to "embrace a deal."

    What will Johnson do now? He'll have to wait and see how long of an extension Europe will offer. If Johnson calculates the saga could continue into next year, he may call a snap election instead.

    Don't miss OZY's Special Briefing on Johnson's Brexit politicking.

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