Johnson Raises Brexit Stakes as Britain Gears Up for Possible Election
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reiterated his pledge to leave the European Union Oct. 31, raising the likelihood that Britain could leave without a deal, as the EU has refused to reopen negotiations. Johnson said the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by his predecessor had to be reopened, a move rejected by Brussels. As Henry Ridgwell reports from London, analysts say a general election seems increasingly likely, with parliament deadlocked and the British public deeply divided.
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