India, Sept. 10 -- There was little headway in resolving the divisive Brexit imbroglio after a critical week that saw Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing six defeats in six days and unprecedented scenes in the House of Commons before Parliament was prorogued on Monday night.

The Johnson government was restricted in its actions when the opposition managed to pass a motion blocking it from leaving the EU on October 31 without an agreement, which makes it mandatory to ask Brussels for an extension to the Brexit date.

But Johnson reiterated his position that he would not ask for the extension. Amidst claims in Brussels and London that no efforts are on to seek an agreement, he insisted that he would try to reach one in the next few weeks, b...