UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Britain’s House of Commons has decided to postpone the vote on Brexit after lawmakers voted by a 16-vote list not to vote on the deal until the procedures for withdrawal are complete.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he would not ask for an extension from the EU, adding that EU states were not ready for such an extension either.
Johnson said: “I will not negotiate with the European Union for another postponement of Brexit, not even the law forces me to do so.”
“I will tell our friends and colleagues in the European Union what I have been telling everyone in the last 88 days in which I have been prime minister: another postponement is bad for this country, for the EU, for democracy.”
Johnson and the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, on Thursday, to the agreement, which was decided to postpone the vote today, which included his country’s exit from the European Union by 31 of this month.
Johnson said earlier that if his country’s parliament rejects the deal, he would prefer to leave the EU without an agreement on a new deadline after Brexit was postponed twice.
The EU takes the decision of the “whole” into account
In a tweet from Brussels, the EU announced that it had “taken into account” the House of Commons decision and was awaiting Boris Johnson’s decision. According to the tweet, the Union recognizes that today’s vote has nothing to do with the agreement concluded with the British government two days ago.
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