UK PM Pressured to Recall Parliament 08/19 06:17
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under increasing
pressure to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of
widespread shortages and border delays if the U.K. leaves the European Union
without a withdrawal agreement.
Economists have long predicted such grim scenarios, but Brexit backers have
dismissed the forecasts as scaremongering.
The opposition Labour Party's spokesman on Treasury issues, John McDonnell,
on Monday supported the demands of more than 100 lawmakers who signed a letter
demanding that Johnson cut short Parliament's summer recess to permit debate on
the Brexit crisis.
Johnson is expected to underscore his commitment to leave the EU on Oct. 31,
with or without a deal, later this week when he meets with German Chancellor
Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the G-7 summit in