UK leader Johnson faces backlash over confrontational tone

British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up anger and division with his charged language about…

British lawmakers accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday of whipping up anger and division with his charged language about opponents of Brexit, and the speaker of the House of Commons pleaded for an end to the “toxic” political atmosphere. But government and Parliament remained at loggerheads, as lawmakers rejected a request to adjourn for a week so that Johnson’s Conservatives can attend the governing party’s annual conference.

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