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World Boris Loses Control as Parliament Rejects Brexit Exit Plan

23:45  22 october  2019
23:45  22 october  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

The Latest: Johnson says he will push ahead with Brexit

  The Latest: Johnson says he will push ahead with Brexit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to leave European Union by Oct. 31. He said Saturday he is not daunted or dismayed by a vote delaying approval of the new Brexit deal, and said there will be no new negotiations with the EU.He says he still believes he can command "overwhelming" support for the new Brexit divorce plan and will introduce the required legislation to make that happen.

Parliament supports Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill but rejects his timetable. Rather than seek to compromise with opponents who want proper time to scrutinize the Brexit deal, Johnson responded to the 322 to 308 vote defeat on fast-tracking it by halting the passage of his deal altogether while Britain

Boris Johnson will launch an attempt to hold a general election in Britain on December 12 to "get Brexit done."The British prime minister will attempt to convince members of Parliament to formally back the bid on Monday, but he will need the support of two-thirds of the House of Commons.

LONDON—Boris Johnson’s “do or die” pledge to take Britain out of the European Union by Oct. 31 was quashed by Parliament on Tuesday night, handing the initiative to the EU to trigger a British election.

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Johnson said he would call for a general election if British lawmakers refused to allow him to rush through his deal and the EU proposed a new extension of three months or more. Under a law passed in Westminster last month, Johnson is not allowed to negotiate to shorten whatever extension the EU chooses.

Rather than seek to compromise with opponents who want proper time to scrutinize the Brexit deal, Johnson responded to the 322 to 308 vote defeat on fast-tracking it by halting the passage of his deal altogether while Britain waits to see what extension the EU will grant.

Boris Johnson under pressure as Britain's Brexit deal to go down to the wire

  Boris Johnson under pressure as Britain's Brexit deal to go down to the wire Prime Minister Boris Johnson is frantically pushing for a breakthrough Brexit deal with the EU that will enable an orderly withdrawal from the bloc.As a crucial two-day summit in Brussels gets underway on Thursday, officials from both sides are locked in last-ditch talks aimed at securing a Brexit agreement before an Oct. 31 deadline. The summit, attended by the EU's 27 leaders, is seen as perhaps the final opportunity for Britain and the EU to resolve their major differences over Brexit.

After lawmakers seized control of Brexit from the prime minister, they doubled down by rejecting his request Then members of parliament pressed ahead with a measure designed to prevent him from taking Britain out of the Mr. Johnson lost two votes on that bill as it cleared the House of Commons.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson issued a call for rebel MPs from his party to back his Brexit [+] negotiations with the EU. Key background: Johnson’s speech came on the eve of British lawmakers returning to Parliament following the summer recess primed with plans to support or thwart Brexit .

“We will pause this legislation,” he said, a phrase that sounded innocuous but could well trigger an epic new election showdown between the forces of Remain and Leave.

A snap vote could take place before Christmas.

Johnson had earlier won a vote on his deal—the first time his government has won a single significant vote in the Commons. That was a major step towards securing Brexit, as Parliament has always refused to back any formal arrangement that would result in leaving the EU.

The next phase of the legislation’s progress is where things become more difficult, however, as lawmakers are able to amend the bill in order to clarify sections or—as No. 10 fears—introduce so-called wrecking amendments that would collapse the bill entirely.

British lawmakers reject new election as EU agrees Brexit delay

  British lawmakers reject new election as EU agrees Brexit delay The development comes just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc on Oct 31. Johnson wanted to hold an election before Christmas to break an impasse in Parliament over Brexit. After losing the vote, he said would try again with a new motion.That new attempt could come as early as Tuesday. The EU divorce delay was announced earlier Monday on Twitter by European Council President Donald Tusk. He said that the EU approved a Brexit "flextension," meaning that if Britain's Parliament is able to ratify an EU exit deal negotiated by Johnson ahead of Jan.

Boris Johnson Warns Parliament Against Delaying Brexit Plan . Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain lost a critical Brexit vote that would have Yet he lost support from Mr. Stewart and other exiled members of the Conservative Party on the timing of the legislation. That, along with a rejection

Boris Johnson has paused the Brexit process and essentially accepted that he will miss his 31 October target after the House of Commons voted to accept his Brexit deal The problem that Johnson has is that there is a thin, but fragile, majority to accept the terms of exit he has negotiated in this parliament .

Just last week, Johnson had secured a compromise deal that many thought was impossible in Brussels, but that came at a serious cost. The EU had sworn they would not re-open the Withdrawal Agreement that had been negotiated with Theresa May, but then Johnson did what he said he would never do and he caved on one of his key red lines.

He signed up to a version of the deal that May had rejected, which would effectively create a customs border in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and the mainland.

That concession led to a breakthrough in Europe but it meant the Democratic Unionist Party, which had been propping up the Conservative government, fled from the deal.

It was lawmakers who made the most aggressive speeches attacking the prime minister during a contentious debate in the House of Commons. Sammy Wilson of the DUP said he felt they had been betrayed by the Conservatives. “I nearly choked when the prime minister said it,” he said on Tuesday.

Health care or Brexit? UK parties pick their election issues

  Health care or Brexit? UK parties pick their election issues The opposition Labour Party kicked off its campaign for Britain's December general election with one overriding message Thursday: It's not just about Brexit. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn put the emphasis firmly on economic and social issues, calling the Dec. 12 vote a once-in-a-generation chance to transform the country. All seats in the 650-seat House of Commons are up for grabs in the early election, chosen by Britain's 46 million eligible voters.

Mrs. May lost her post over Brexit . Mr. Corbyn, who is shouldering much of the blame for Labour’s worst performance in a general election since 1935, will He propped up Mrs. May’s Conservative minority government and helped kill her Brexit plan by withdrawing support for it from his bloc of 10

Across the Channel, UK parliament has rejected Boris Johnson’s motion to trigger a general Sterling gains ground ahead of big day for Brexit . The pound edged upwards early on Monday So if the government loses the vote tonight, as expected, Boris Johnson could form an unusual alliance

Wilson and his nine DUP colleagues voted against Johnson’s expedited deal.

Wilson was particularly aggravated that Johnson had been unfamiliar with the precise details of the deal he had agreed that would govern Northern Ireland’s relationship with the rest of Britain.

There were doubts about exactly how familiar Johnson was with the customs rules that he was attempting to rush through Parliament.

Jill Rutter, an independent former civil servant who worked at the Treasury and No. 10, said: “I don’t think Johnson understands what he has agreed for Northern Ireland…”

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UK's Johnson prepares push to heave Brexit bill over line .
British lawmakers from across the political spectrum are expected to challenge Prime Minister Boris Johnson's drive to push his European Union divorce bill through the House of Commons in three days, potentially scuttling plans to deliver Brexit by Oct. 31. The bill faces two votes Tuesday, with lawmakers first being asked to approve it in principle, followed by a vote on the government's schedule for debate and possible amendments.

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