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News and comment on the Brexit process, as Britain tries to leave the EU.

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Boris's Deal Now In Limbo

Boris managed to obtain a respectable majority of 30 for his deal last night in Parliament (allowing it to go to committee stage). However, his timetable ("The Programme") was voted down.

What does this mean?

1 The deal is now in limbo.

2 The 31 October deadline will be missed.

3 The EU now will decide if it will grant an extension and, if so, for how long.

NB: Boris says the ball is in the EU's court, whilst the EU want to hear from the government why it needs and extension and what it will do with it.

In other news, the government is considering calling a vote of no confidence in itself in order to try to force a general election to end the paralysis.

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