Boris Johnson’s Brexit defeat in Parliament risks financial disruption

Boris Johnson is under pressure to ask the European Union to postpone Brexit after Parliament refused to approve the deal the prime minister negotiated. At a rare Saturday sitting, members of parliament voted to delay a decision on the agreement Johnson reached in Brussels this week until he has got the legislation that enacts it through parliament. That leaves Johnson obliged by law to send a letter to Brussels requesting that Britain’s departure be delayed until Jan. 31. Speaking after the vote, Johnson said that he will not negotiate a…