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US News Boris Johnson loses crucial vote on 31 October Brexit timetable - with delay likely

05:50  23 october  2019
05:50  23 october  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Brexit plans in chaos despite passage of Withdrawal Agreement Bill on second reading. Updated Tuesday, 22nd October 2019, 7:56 pm. Boris Johnson was dealt a blow in the House of Commons after MPs rejected his plan for a quick timetable to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

Britain is on course for another Brexit delay after MPs voted to reject Boris Johnson ’s timetable to ram legislation through Parliament in time to take the UK Downing Street had sought to push through its Brexit legislation in just three days to try to meet its October 31 deadline, but opposition MPs and

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Boris Johnson was dealt a blow in the House of Commons after MPs rejected his plan for a quick timetable to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill.

The Government lost the vote on the programme motion by 308-322.

Despite the passage of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill by 329-299, the Prime Minister's celebrations were cut short as MPs said they sought to ensure more scrutiny of the "monumental law".

The DUP voted against the programme motion, having fallen out with Mr Johnson over plans for the customs arrangements in Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Robert Buckland, the Justice Secretary, attempted to keep potential Conservative rebels on-side by offering an amendment which would extend the transition period.

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Lawmakers voted down a measure to compress the timetable to debate the new withdrawal deal, in LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a damaging setback Tuesday in his quest to In the current circumstances, a delay until Jan. 31 could allow time for a general election, though Britain

Boris Johnson said he would now speak to his fellow leaders in Europe to sound them out on whether Brexit would now be delayed , and remarked the immediate effect of the vote going against the government is that progress on the deal would not be halted. Sticking to his guns on taking Britain out

The Withdrawal Agreement Bill as published fixes the transition in which the UK and the EU negotiate a free trade agreement so that it ends up 31 December 2020.

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Conservatives such as Rory Stewart shared reservations about the breakneck speed of the process despite supporting the WAB at second reading.

Opposition MPs accused also the Government of attempting to rush through the programme motion

"Whatever your bill on the bill itself, conducting yourself in the way this Government does is totally unacceptable," Labour's shadow solicitor general Nick Thomas-Symonds said during the debate.

The Government now faces the prospect of a much longer Brexit process - past the 31 October deadline, and necessarily requiring an extension.

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Boris Johnson speaks after members of Parliament blocked his plan to rush the Brexit deal into law. 31 -- which is now possible -- he would have little option but to ditch the bill entirely and press for a Johnson told MPs that if the motion proposing a fast-track timetable is voted down, “the bill will

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost yet another crucial vote aimed and moving his recently-agreed Brexit deal closer to Lawmakers rejected a so-called Programme Motion that would have set a three-day timetable for Johnson 's Withdrawl Agreement Bill (WBA), which the Prime Minister put in

Mr Johnson said he would call for an election again rather than accept a delay.

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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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