UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists that he intends to withdraw the country from the EU on October 31, despite the fact that from the government documents presented today in the Edinburgh court it follows that, if necessary, he is ready to ask the EU to postpone Brexit.
“A new agreement or without an agreement – but not a postponement,” Johnson tweeted.
At the moment, the situation around Brexit is at an impasse: the country’s parliament is opposed to the agreement with the EU in its current form, but it is categorically opposed to Brexit without an agreement. The EU refuses to resume negotiations and revise the agreement.
The prime minister insists that Britain will leave the EU on time – October 31 – with or without agreement.
Fearing that everything would go to the point that Johnson, without conducting any negotiations, would simply withdraw the EU without an agreement, parliamentarians urgently passed a bill requiring the prime minister, in the absence of a new agreement with the EU at the time of October 19, to ask for a Brexit delay of three months.
Lawyer Joe Maugham published a government document on Friday stating that if the conditions are not met, the prime minister will send an EU letter requesting a postponement no later than October 19.
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