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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

Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters gather in London to march on Parliament as plotting MPs look set to thwart Boris Johnson's deal and delay leaving the EU - (while publicity-seeking eco-activist Mr Broccoli gets in on the act too)

  Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters gather in London to march on Parliament as plotting MPs look set to thwart Boris Johnson's deal and delay leaving the EU - (while publicity-seeking eco-activist Mr Broccoli gets in on the act too) Supporters of the so-called People's Vote campaign group gathered at Park Lane (left) before marching on the Palace of Westminster for a mass rally.Supporters of the so-called People's Vote campaign group have marched on the Palace of Westminster for a mass rally which has drawn tens of thousands from across the UK.

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

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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.

Here's What Happens Now That Boris Johnson Has Been Forced To Request A Brexit Delay

  Here's What Happens Now That Boris Johnson Has Been Forced To Request A Brexit Delay Here's What Happens Now That Boris Johnson Has Been Forced To Request A Brexit DelayThe passing of the so-called Letwin amendment triggers another bit of legislation - the Benn act - which means Johnson must now write a letter to the EU asking for an Article 50 extension to January 31.

Pound tumbles as Government loses Brexit bill timetable vote . While it started climbing after the Commons passed his Withdrawal Agreement Bill NEW Am told that @ BorisJohnson is now ready to accept a ten day Brexit delay beyond “do or die” day on Oct 31 if he loses programme motion tonight.

Boris Johnson lost his government’s ruling majority ahead of a critical showdown with members of Parliament, as the Brexit crisis pushed the U.K. closer toward a That motion would likely be voted on later on Wednesday. In public, Johnson insists he still wants a deal and progress is being made.

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.

Rory Stewart (Photo: Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Rory Stewart wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd

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.

The Window for Brexit May Already Have Closed

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost a key vote in the House of Commons on Tuesday night after lawmakers — including a band of rebels from his own Conservative Party — used an obscure procedural motion to wrest control of the parliamentary agenda from the government in a bid to stop a

Boris Johnson told MPs if the programme was rejected and the EU confirmed a delay to the 31 October exit, he would instead The Liberal Democrats' spokesman for Brexit , Tom Brake, criticised the threat of pulling the bill if the government lost the vote on the programme motion, saying: "MPs

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

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