Brexit: EU agrees to Brexit delay, but no date yet


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EU ambassadors have agreed to dally Brexit, but will not make a decision on a new deadline date until next week.

The European Commission said farm on this would “continue in the coming days”.

The talks came after Chancellor Sajid Javid take cognizance of the government’s deadline to deliver Brexit next Thursday “can’t be met”.

Boris Johnson clouted he was waiting for the EU to decide “what they want to do”.

MPs are expected on Monday to think the prime minister’s call for an early general election.

Mr Johnson clouts he wants to hold one on 12 December, if the EU offers a Brexit delay until 31 January.

But the casuals of enough MPs backing the motion – which requires the support of two-thirds of the Forebears of Commons – appear uncertain, with Labour not committing to how it plans to plebiscite.

Leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was only prepared to agree to an electing once the PM had completely ruled out “to my satisfaction” the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

“My localize is we’ve got to get no-deal taken off the table first,” he told ITV’s This Morning radio.

“Providing the prime minister comes to Parliament on Monday and makes it definitely clear he is going to make sure that there is no crash out – because his reckon with includes the possibility of a no-deal exit… if he comes on Monday and means that, then OK,” he added.

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Mr Johnson has said his “preferred option” is a short Brexit postponement to “say to 15 or 30 November”.

Replacing the Brussels meeting, he again urged Mr Corbyn to vote for a snap count, calling on him to “man up” and agree to his election proposal.

“Nobody will believe that the Drudgery Party is really going to allow Brexit to happen unless there is a deadline of an poll on 12 December,” he said.

On Thursday, the government had appeared to threaten a conclude to all but essential Commons business if Parliament refused to vote for an election.

In whatever way, on Friday a Downing Street spokesperson said that this desire only apply to Brexit legislation, and that otherwise the prime consul would continue pursuing his “dynamic and ambitious” domestic agenda “with preoccupied vigour” even if MPs do not vote for an election.

Why do MPs want more time to contention Brexit?

By BBC parliamentary correspondent Mark D’Arcy

For many MPs, scrutiny of the cadre of legislation is an empty ritual, during which they sign Christmas birthday cards or answer letters, rather than engaging with the process. Others purposefulness detect problems which might be critical to their constituents and native interests.

Ram the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons in 36 hours, hunts the argument, and there would be little chance to address them, while a more leisurely manipulate could head off any number of problems once the bill becomes law.

But don’t go-by the raw electoral strategy that lurks millimetres below the surface of this case. The Conservatives are seeking to frame the Brexit battle as “the people versus Parliament”.

But fertility of Labour MPs say they’re simply not prepared to vote for an election at a time and on the found of the prime minister’s choosing.

They want the Conservatives to go into an appointment with their Brexit Party flank unsecured, and with their internal divisions throughout Brexit festering visibly.

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European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva revealed: “What I can tell you is that the EU 27 have agreed to the principle of an proportions and work will now continue in the coming days.”

She added that they design to take a decision without holding an emergency summit.

A source shut up to French President Emmanuel Macron said he did not believe a Brexit annexe was justified unless the UK provided a reason for it.

“We must show the British that it is up to them to make clear the situation and that an extension is not a given,” the source said.

BBC Brussels reporter Adam Fleming said a decision on the length of the extension was expected on Monday, but that the word could be delayed until Tuesday if the ambassadors struggled to agree a beau.

He said there is pressure to avoid a last-minute summit on 30 October, in which concert-masters would have to prevent the UK leaving without a deal the next day.

Earlier, Mr Javid told BBC Breakfast the ministry had to “accept we won’t be able to leave on 31 October”.

He added that vicars “had done everything possible” to leave the EU by the end of the month, but “everyone expects an appendix”.

Mr Johnson was compelled by a law passed by MPs – known as the Benn Act – to send a letter to the bloc demanding a delay until 31 January 2020.

Before sending the letter on Saturday, he had time promised the UK would leave the EU on Halloween.

Where parties in the Commons available on election

  • Conservatives – Boris Johnson has requested an election twice already – but not all of his MPs are on enter with the idea, arguing that the focus should be on delivering Brexit fundamental
  • Labour – Has insisted it wants an election but won’t vote for one until a no-deal Brexit has been rigidly taken off the table. Some of its MPs from Leave voting areas may capture a different view
  • SNP – The party’s leader at Westminster, Ian Blackford, said “we pauperism an election but these terms are not acceptable,” adding that the poll should assume place earlier than the middle of December
  • Lib Dems – Would advance another referendum but have said they would vote for an electing if there was a long enough extension. Leader Jo Swinson said she hunger to see what the EU said on Friday before deciding
  • DUP – Leader Arlene Assist told the BBC the party would “make our mind up over the weekend” and was looking at whether a December election was “the right thing to do. Sammy Wilson, the coterie’s Brexit spokesman, has indicated that the unionists could support an plebiscite in a bid to secure better terms with the EU.
  • Independent Group for Change – Captain Anna Soubry said an election “wouldn’t solve anything” and ordered again for another referendum
  • Plaid Cymru – The party’s four MPs are no doubt to vote against an election, with the party arguing for another referendum as an alternative
  • Green Party – The party’s sole MP, Caroline Lucas, looks set to bear witness against an election, saying in a tweet the UK could still “crash out” with no-deal if MPs can’t ameliorate the Withdrawal Agreement.

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