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EU moves towards Brexit delay as PM Johnson seeks election to break impasse

EU moves towards Brexit delay as PM Johnson seeks election to break impasse


EU moves towards Brexit delay as PM Johnson seeks election to break impasse

EU leaders should delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paused legisla...

As the clock ticks down to the deadline for Britain’s departure on Oct. 31, Brexit is hanging in the balance as divided lawmakers debate when, how and even whether it should happen more than three years since the 2016 referendum.

Tusk recommended late on Tuesday evening that the leaders of the remaining 27 member states back a delay.

Johnson had hoped to make the delay request unnecessary by passing the Brexit law fast enough to leave on time. A source in his Downing Street office said there now needed be a fresh election.

They then opposed by 322 to 308 votes Johnson’s extremely tight timetable.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seen at the House of Commons in London, Britain October 22, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

Irish PM Leo Varadkar welcomed the vote in favor of Johnson’s legislation.

In his statement after the votes, Johnson did not mention an election. He would need the support of parliament to call one.

Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Johnson to work with other parties to ensure a reasonable timetable to discuss the deal. Some in the Labour Party expect a short extension, with Brexit being resolved and then an election within months.

Additional reporting by Andrew MacAskill, William James, Paul Sandle, Kate Holton, Alistair Smout, Stephen Addison in London and John Chalmers in Brussels; writing by Guy Faulconbridge and Costas Pitas; Editing by Peter Graff and Sonya Hepinstall

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منور ي عمو ترب I don't really understand what the end game here is, they'll have to leave sooner or later so why delay? The only thing that will solve this never ending fur ball is not yet another election, its another referendum! Stop telling the people what they want and ask them what they want and with that in hand proceed as indicated. Otherwise the United Kingdom may cease to be United.

What has the dirty bugger got against Imps? Its not within his control unless he concedes no deal position then the vote would pass. Personally indy for Scotland and then we can choose our own path The sad thing is that it Labour ditched Corbyn and ran anti-Brexit, they'd crush the Tories, but they won't, and as a result the UK is screwed. The Tories will keep going hard brexit till everyone else is worn out and just wants it done with. All these egos, no patriots.

Send them both packing. ثورة_العراق شعارنا_نريد_وطن🇮🇶✌شاهد_ايها_العالم_ماذا_سيحدث_25_10 شارك_الهاشتاك♥️✌ Johnson can not even put is tie straight 🙄🙄

UK PM Johnson says will pause Brexit legislation until EU decides on delayPrime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday the government would pause legislat... What the fuck is going on over there How about, just leaving as the majority voted for.. We don't want your slightly better than May's Deal Any thing over the 31 and support for Tory’s will go one way down way down as all in the house are to blame ether way

EU moves towards Brexit delay as PM Johnson seeks election to break impasse EU leaders should delay Brexit after Prime Minister Boris Johnson paused legisla... Elections and a referendum go against the will of the people. BorisJohnson realDonaldTrump losers. Prime minister May? Winner Centrists who idolize Macron need to make sure France doesn't veto extension.

Over to EU on Brexit delay, Johnson says after parliament rejects swift decisionOver to EU on Brexit delay, Britain's Boris Johnson says after parliament rejects swift decision This year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brusseles To Ask For An EXTENSION of Brexit Deadline. No ONE remembers where this tradition originated, but EVERY YEAR it attracts many tourists from all over the world Our mission at is to build the social news network that ends fake news. Follow us Overlooked_Inc The indecent haste expected of parliament in passing this bill after 3 years, reminds me of the Patriot Act, which effectively replaced the Constitution and was signed off unread. That worked out well.

UK PM Johnson will not allow changes to Brexit deal - spokesmanBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants his Brexit deal to be passed by parli... It's not his call Good! It’s this deal or Hard Brexit. I vote for the latter. does no one educate these conservative HYDRA types in the basics of our government and it's functions rules and apparatuses? between bojo and WeakAndy it's a big call for improving basic public education in the commonwealth.

What happens next after UK PM Johnson writes Brexit delay letter?Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try again to get his Brexit deal passed by par... Nothing

No more delays, UK PM Johnson appeals to parliament to back Brexit billPrime Minister Boris Johnson appealed to lawmakers on Monday to approve his Brex... BorisJohnson ruled 'OUT OF ORDER' The UK needs a Borexit while the US needs a Trexit

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