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Stage set for polls as EU Grants ‘Flextension’

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The Brexit is now extended until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council President Donald Tusk …. reports Asian Lite News

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson inches towards general election in December 12 as the EU granted him a three-month flextension or flexible extension.

The Brexit is now extended until 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council President Donald Tusk.

It comes as MPs prepare to vote on proposals by Boris Johnson for an early general election on 12 December. The Scottish National Party (SNP) and Liberal Democrats have also proposed an election on 9 December.

The draft text of an agreement for the 27 EU ambassadors also included a commitment that the Withdrawal Agreement on the UK’s exit from the EU cannot be renegotiated in future.

The UK was due to leave the EU on Thursday, but Prime Minister Boris Johnson must accept the delay under a law passed last month by MPs.

Vote in Parliament

UK MPs will on Monday vote on the Prime Minister Boris Johnson-led government’s call to have an election on December 12.

Johnson said that if the vote was approved, his Brexit bill would resume its progress through Parliament until that is dissolved on November 6, the BBC reported.

Two-thirds of MPs – 434 – would have to back the motion for it to pass under the law which sets election timings. A Downing Street source said on Sunday that MPs would vote on an election “so we can get a new Parliament”.

If the vote was lost, the sources said that the government would then “look at all options” including ideas similar to those proposed by other parties. MPs have already twice rejected a call from the Prime Minister to hold a general election.

 

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