Brexit delayed again; European Union agrees to push deadline to January 31

Brexit delayed again; European Union agrees to push deadline to January 31

Brexit delayed again; European Union agrees to push deadline to January 31

THIRD DELAY Britain's departure has already been delayed twice - from March 29 and April 12 - after Johnson's predecessor, Theresa May, failed three times to get her deal ratified by parliament.

Johnson grudgingly asked for the delay on the orders of Parliament.

The source said that the third Brexit delay would come with conditions including a refusal to renegotiate the divorce agreement and a green light for other European Union countries to meet without Britain to discuss the bloc's future.

"We look forward to a clear, definitive decision that no deal is absolutely off the table and there is no danger of this prime minister not sticking to his word", said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Conservative Party even installed a Brexit countdown clock in its headquarters and the government launched a £100-million, or $167.8-million, national advertising blitz called "Get Ready for Brexit on 31 October", which encouraged the public and businesses to prepare for the deadline.

European officials, meanwhile, urged Britain not to waste the extra Brexit time.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (24 October) abandoned his promise to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union at the end of October and instead set out new plans to force a general election on 12 December.

However, with Labour MPs fiercely opposed to an election, shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald later indicated they were unlikely to change their position and back the Government.

European Council president Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU's 27 other countries agreed to accept "the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January, 2020".

Mr Tusk tweeted: "The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020".

Like a continually delayed movie release, Brexit has been postponed again, with the deadline for the U.K.'s withdrawal from the European Union pushed forward three months to January 31, 2020.

A previous Odoxa poll carried out in the wake of the referendum in June 2016 found that, at the time, 74 percent of French people thought that the Brexit vote would encourage other European Union states to leave.

GBP/USD in the balance of Brexit developments yet remains on fragile grounds.

The Prime Minister has insisted he would prefer to be "dead in a ditch" than miss the October 31 deadline and spent a reported £100 million taxpayers' money on adverts promoting the date. She said ambassadors will discuss the possibility of granting another extension to January 31, 2020.

Mr Blackford added: "It is clear there is a desire on the opposition benches to bring forward a deal that can deliver an election, but Mr Speaker, we do not trust this PM and we do not trust him for good reason".

A total of 299 MPs voted in support of his proposal, with 70 against, but he did not secure the backing of the two-thirds of the 650 MPs required by law to pass the motion.

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