What next in Britain's Brexit crisis?

  • 📰 YahooSG
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 33 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 17%
  • Publisher: 71%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

Britain will leave the European Union on October 31 unless it asks the bloc to delay, and the leaders of the other 27 member states agree.

After MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's second bid to call an early election to solve the Brexit impasse, he is left in limbo heading towards a crucial EU summit next month, just days before Britain's scheduled exit.

This would take effect if the prime minister has failed to get a divorce deal or somehow persuaded MPs to back a"no deal" exit by October 19.Johnson could still keep to the October 31 deadline if he manages to secure a deal with the EU that wins the approval of a majority of MPs -- but it is a huge task.

Johnson had hoped his threat to walk away without a deal would persuade them to renegotiate, and says MPs' actions have undermined his strategy. There is speculation Johnson could resign rather than ask for a delay, but someone -- perhaps a civil servant, or an opposition politician -- would have to make the request.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 3. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

With Britain in turmoil, Brexit talks are slipping backwardsLONDON (BLOOMBERG) - Boris Johnson insists his priority is still to get a Brexit deal rather than leave on Oct 31 without one. European Union officials with knowledge of the negotiations in Brussels are not convinced, saying a lack of seriousness suggests the British side is playing for time. So what's really going on?. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: The Straits Times - 🏆 8. / 63 Read more »

UK MPs vote against early election in new blow for PM Boris Johnson amid Brexit crisisThe vote came just before the suspension of parliament for five weeks – a controversial move decided by Mr Johnson. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: The Straits Times - 🏆 8. / 63 Read more »

British MPs inflict fresh blow on Johnson over Brexit documentsLONDON: British MPs voted on Monday (Sep 9) to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson release confidential documents relating to Britain's EU exit, ...
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

UK PM Johnson insists will not ask for Brexit delay despite new law[LONDON] British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Monday he would not request a delay to Brexit beyond October 31 despite MPs approving a new law that could force him to do so. Read more at The Business Times. he needs a doctor
Source: BusinessTimes - 🏆 15. / 51 Read more »

UK says to bring back duty-free booze if no-deal BrexitLONDON (AFP) - Britons returning home from European Union countries will no longer have to pay taxes on alcohol and tobacco products bought on the continent in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the government announced Tuesday (Sept 10).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: The Straits Times - 🏆 8. / 63 Read more »

Britain's Corbyn to accuse Johnson of hijacking BrexitOpposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will accuse Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday of hijacking Brexit to lead Britain out of the European Union without a deal and shift power and wealth 'to those at the top'. Johnson, a main leader of the campaign to leave the EU in 2016, has promised
Source: YahooSG - 🏆 3. / 71 Read more »