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British Parliament approves Brexit deferral amendment

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — British deputies on Saturday approved an amendment requiring Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request the postponement of Brexit to a later date.

According to the adopted amendment of Oliver Letwin, Johnson, regardless of the results of today’s vote on the new version of the agreement with the EU, will have to ask for a deferral of Brexit until 23:00.

This amendment is a kind of “insurance” for opponents of the “hard Brexit”: it seems to keep the deputies’ support for the agreement until the relevant law is adopted and the probability of leaving the EU without an agreement is not completely excluded.

The adoption of the amendment is connected with fears that some unexpected turns of events could prevent Britain’s civilized exit from the EU and the country will simply “drop out” of the union on October 31.

It is possible that now Prime Minister Boris Johnson will withdraw from the vote the agreement itself.

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