Brexit: Boris Johnson’s elections rejected

The UK Parliament has rejected the Prime Minister Boris Johnson´s plan for the December 12th elections. He failed to reach the two-thirds majority which was needed.

It is now expected that the Prime Minister will back the Liberal Democrat plan to change the elections earlier, to December 9th. The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is also expected to back the earlier elections alhough they have been against all until the no-deal Brexit risk is removed.

 

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Brexit: EU grant extension until January

The EU leaders have agreed to give the UK the Brexit delay until January 31st 2020. According to the decision, the leave could happen also earlier if the UK Parliament has ratified the deal.

The UK MPs are about to vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s general election plan due to December 12 later today. According to BBC, the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is not supporting the elections until a no-deal Brexit is ruled out.

 

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Brexit: EU is expected to agree on delay until January

The EU leaders are expected to agree the Brexit delay until the end of January 2020, according to media sources. The EU leaders are having their meeting in Brussels today.

The discussion about the delay timetable was mixed during last week while the UK Parliament were discussing about the general elections in December. Today’s EU meeting will also include the possibility of exiting earlier if the UK Parliament can ratify the PM Boris Johnson deal.

 

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Brexit: UK PM ask EU for extention

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a letter to the EU and asked for Brexit extention. According to Bloomberg, the PM has sent the letter but he still thinks he can find a way to exit by timetable October 31st. The extention in the letter was until January 2020.

The EU leaders need to vote in order to grant the extention and according to EU, they will need a couple of days to proceed with the issue.

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Brexit: Delay to the year end?

The European Council President Donald Tusk has said today that the short extension of the deal would not be enough. He is then favour of  a longer Brexit, maybe up to a year or beyond.

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today met several EU leaders. She was in Germany and met the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which pointed that the extension might be long enough, but also so that the option of leaving earlier is possible if the deal is reached. PM May is having a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron tonight.

The EU leaders are having their summit tomorrow on Wednesday in Brussels and for example the Belgium has invited the country leaders, which border the North Sea, according to Bloomberg News. The fishering polices and the use of the natural resources in the future if no-deal is agreed means that more work is ahead.

The UK Parliament is also discussing tonight how long the delay would be for Theresa May to put forward. On Monday the Parliament decided that extension is ok. This was backed by the UK Parliament by votes 420-110.

PM Theresa May sent last week a letter to Mr Tusk and asked for the extension until June 30.  The UK is leaving the EU on next Friday the 12th April, if no deal is reached.

The UK Goverment has said that it will continue the talks with Labour Party after the summit on Thursday. The talks were halted because the parties said that there were not enough compromise.

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