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US News MPs put Boris Johnson's Brexit plan into hands of EU

18:15  19 october  2019
18:15  19 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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So it became the crunch vote lacking in crunch, as Super Saturday turned rather soggy.

The passing of the Letwin amendment has torpedoed Boris Johnson's big day and thrown the whole Brexit process back into the arena of the uncertain.

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What started as a "meaningful vote", sapped of all strength as Downing Street's aggrieved former allies the DUP wreaked their revenge for a Brexit deal they see as a betrayal.

The prime minister will now need to write a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit delay until January 2020.

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a group of people looking at a cell phone: EU supporters react after the result of the vote on the deal delay was announced at the House of Commons © Reuters EU supporters react after the result of the vote on the deal delay was announced at the House of Commons The argument dominating the next few days will be how far the government can legally go to press the EU not to grant that delay.

There's been talk of sending one legal letter on behalf of parliament asking for the extension and a further political note urging Brussels chiefs not to comply.

So what next?

Crucial legislation to facilitate Brexit will be introduced next week, regardless of today's vote (or lack of).

Watch: MPs vote to delay vote on deal (Sky)

Downing Street will be hoping that the EU, tired of endless delay, will only grant the UK a short "technical" extension of weeks not months.

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If that happens, the PM could still see his Brexit deal pushed through by the end of the year.

A delay of a few weeks would keep that no-deal "sword of Damocles" dangling over the heads of MPs and prevent them tinkering with the Brexit deal too much.

Not for the first time, the fate of the PM's Brexit plan is in the hands of the EU.

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