Boris Johnson addresses a meeting in London. File
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost his working majority in parliament on Tuesday when one of his Conservative lawmakers defected to the pro-European Union Liberal Democrats.
Phillip Lee crossed the floor of the House of Commons just as Johnson began giving a statement on last month's G7 summit.
"I have reached the conclusion that it is not possible to serve my constituents’ and country’s best interests as a Conservative Member of Parliament," he said in a statement.
"This Conservative government is aggressively pursuing a damaging Brexit in unprincipled ways. It is putting lives and livelihoods at risk unnecessarily and it is wantonly endangering the integrity of the United Kingdom."
Meanwhile, Boris Johnson on Tuesday said he would travel to Ireland next week, after claiming that progress in talks on Brexit that have become focussed on the Irish border.
"I will be discussing it with the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar when I see him in Dublin on Monday," Johnson told parliament in what will be his first visit since he came to power in July.
British Prime Minister will move to call an Oct.14 election if lawmakers block the option of leaving EU without a deal, says a senior government source.
Brexit became official Friday at 11 p.m. in London and midnight in Brussels, where the EU is headquartered.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament, a statement from the official body of advisers to the Queen, known as the Privy Council, said on Wednesday.
In London, participants heard speeches from opposition politicians on a stage erected on Whitehall before marching through Westminster. Some held hand-written signs reading “defend democracy: resist the parliament shutdown” and “wake up UK! Or welcome to Germany 1933.”
"We still have to bury a man and his two twin daughters. They're dead but we haven't recovered the bodies," she added. Other burials are planned in the coming days.
"The fire caused some parts of the ceiling to fall due to the use of highly flammable, low-cost construction materials," the statement said, with "preliminary information" suggesting fireworks were to blame for the blaze.
Taylor Schabusiness was arrested on Feb.23, 2022, after Thyrion's mother called police to her house after she discovered her son’s head in a bucket in the basement.