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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

Johnson and Varadkar see 'pathway' to Brexit deal after talks

  Johnson and Varadkar see 'pathway' to Brexit deal after talks Boris Johnson and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar have agreed there is a "pathway to a possible deal" following "detailed and constructive" Brexit talks.The two premiers met at Thornton Manor in Wirral on Thursday for what their offices billed as a "private meeting" ahead of next week's summit of EU leaders in Brussels.

Boris Johnson ' s big day has been torpedoed and thrown the whole Brexit process back into the arena of the uncertain. The prime minister will now need to write a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit delay until January 2020. The argument dominating the next few days will be how far the government

Commons backs Letwin move, meaning PM is legally bound to request EU extension.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Boris Johnson has been frustrated yet again © Getty Boris Johnson has been frustrated yet again

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.

Varadkar says Johnson told him he's confident of getting MPs to back Brexit deal

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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.

What's new about Boris Johnson's Brexit deal?

  What's new about Boris Johnson's Brexit deal? Boris Johnson declared that the controversial backstop was dead as a new deal was struck with the European Union on Brexit. But Michel Barnier, the EU's chief negotiator, said much of the text of the agreement was the same as a year ago.So what has changed?RegulationsNorthern Ireland will remain aligned with the single market on goods, but checks and procedures will take place at ports and airports, and not at the border.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ' s proposed Brexit deal faces a key vote in parliament on Saturday. The decision will determine the course of Read more: The new Brexit deal: Will it pass? Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn urged MPs to not to back the deal, saying it would put jobs

Boris Johnson ' s Brexit deal in full: Read the full text of Britain' s agreement with the EU here. 1. No customs duties shall be payable for a good brought into Northern Ireland from another part of (b) the Union shall inform the United Kingdom about planned Union acts within the scope of this Protocol

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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Politicians are plotting to take control of parliament's timetable again in a similar tactic to that used to force the PM to ask for a Brexit delay with the Benn act.Remainer politicians are plotting to take control of parliament's timetable again in a similar tactic to that used to force the PM to ask for a Brexit delay with the Benn act.

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