PressTV-UK MPs seeking US-style government shutdown

Some members of the British parliament are planning to shut down the government of Prime Minister Theresa May in order to block a disorderly exit from the European Union (EU), a new report has revealed.

The Metro newspaper said in a Sunday report on its website that several pro-EU lawmakers in the House of Commons were going to target government finances in a last-ditch effort to prevent a no-deal Brexit in March.

The MPs’ plan included preventing the government from collecting taxes and performing other financial activities, according to the report.

The move could stop government financing and trigger a shutdown of departments like the ongoing government shutdown in the United States, where a row over President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico has caused around a quarter of federal government agencies to close down.

The British government has repeatedly said that if the Commons rejects its divorce deal with the EU in a vote in…

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