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US News Macron Says U.K. Shouldn't Get New Delay If Johnson Loses Vote

17:10  18 october  2019
17:10  18 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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French President Emmanuel Macron said the U . K . should not get another extension to the Brexit process if Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses a vote on The prime minister needs to add 61 votes to the tally his predecessor Theresa May managed last time she tried to pass a Brexit deal in March.

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Emmanuel Macron et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, left, speaks with Emmauel Macron, France's president, center and Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's prime minister, ahead of round table talks at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the European Union was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Northern Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it. © Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, left, speaks with Emmauel Macron, France's president, center and Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's prime minister, ahead of round table talks at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal with the European Union was barely agreed before it ran into trouble at home, as his Northern Irish allies in parliament said they could not support it.

(Bloomberg) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said the U.K. should not get another extension to the Brexit process if Prime Minister Boris Johnson loses a vote on the withdrawal deal in Parliament Saturday.

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"I don’t think a new extension should be granted," Macron said at a press conference after a summit of EU leaders in Brussels. "The Oct. 31 deadline must be met."

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French President Emmanuel Macron. © Reuters French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron’s stance increases the risk that the U.K. will crash out of the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31. But it also increases the pressure on U.K. lawmakers who are unsure of whether they should back the plan Johnson agreed with EU leaders on Thursday. The pound dipped on his comments, and then recovered.

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Johnson is spending Friday talking to lawmakers from his own and other parties as he tries to rustle up a majority. The prime minister needs to add 61 votes to the tally his predecessor Theresa May managed last time she tried to pass a Brexit deal in March. 

If he fails, he’s obliged under U.K. law to write to the EU requesting another extension by the end of the day. 

The French have consistently taken a hard line in Brexit negotiations and Macron argues that the tight deadline he insisted on the last time the process was extended helped to force Johnson into concessions.  Prime Minister Boris Johnson. © Reuters Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

"On the Brexit extension I was alone and I don’t think I was wrong," Macron said. "So sorry for not always giving in the tyranny of the majority."

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Emmanuel Macron says there should not be a new Brexit delay (Image: GETTY). “It is up to each and everyone to make their own decisions. "He and his team got into the complexity over the last few weeks – Michel Barnier, Leo Varadkar and him managed to get closer to one another by proposing

Now his approach is gaining support.

Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, said there is no guarantee that the EU would grant another extension if it was requested -- and Ireland is the member state most exposed to the consequences of a no-deal Brexit.

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"The ball now lies with Westminster, nowhere else," Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, said. "We have done our job. There’s a plan A, but there’s no plan B."

(Updates with context from third paragraph.)

--With assistance from Stephanie Bodoni.

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PM calls again for election as opposition MPs move closer to support .
Boris Johnson has demanded MPs who voted down his Brexit bill last night now back a general election to break the deadlock. The prime minister said he wanted to deliver Britain's departure from the EU on 31 October but that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was stopping him doing so.Mr Corbyn claimed the deal secured with Brussels last week was a "worse than terrible treaty".Their fiery clash came just minutes after a sit-down meeting between the two, their chief whips and most senior advisers.

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