The 27 have agreed on Monday for a postponement of Brexit to January 31, 2020. Boris Johnson is trying to provoke early elections.
Brexit will not take place. At least, not this week. The 27 have agreed on Monday morning for a postponement of Brexit to 31 January 2020, according to Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. The UK was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, a date already postponed twice: to April 12 and then to October 31.
The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 28, 2019
- 22 October: the rejection of the Brexit vote calendar
Go back. On Tuesday, October 22, Boris Johnson got a majority start in the House of Commons to support his Brexit deal, but MPs refused the Conservative prime minister’s accelerated timetable to meet the October 31 deadline.
In response, “BoJo” has decided to withdraw its bill.
- Monday morning: the 27 gathered to discuss the postponement
It was the European Union that had the cards in hand to set a timetable for Brexit. On Monday morning, the ambassadors of the 27 EU Member States finally agreed to postpone the UK’s exit date until 31 January 2020, said Donald Donald, President of the European Council. Tusk. He specified that this decision will be formalized by a written procedure.
- Monday afternoon: in London, vote on early elections on 12 December
In the House of Commons, British MPs are expected to vote on Monday afternoon on a motion by Boris Johnson proposing the holding of early elections on December 12. The Conservative leader fears that the examination of the draft law gives rise to a series of amendments that ultimately detracts from the agreement with Brussels and jeopardizes its final adoption. Winning elections would give him some leeway.
There is no guarantee, however, that this motion will be adopted. In fact, Boris Johnson needs two-thirds of the votes in the House of Commons, and therefore some opposition members of Parliament. However, the Conservative Prime Minister, who no longer has a majority, has already failed twice in September. In addition, Labor, Scottish separatists and liberal Democratic centrists have already said no. The DUP (Northern Ireland party) does not seem ready to support this option either.
- Tuesday: NPS and Liberals vote for early December 9 elections
At the weekend, two other opposition parties, Europhiles, said they were ready to accept elections, but with a different agenda. If the Brexit is postponed until the end of January, the Scottish National Party (SNP) and the Liberal Democrats want to introduce an amendment on Tuesday to trigger elections on December 9. They would need for this only a simple majority.
The timetable set by both parties would prevent Boris Johnson from passing the law on his Brexit agreement before the dissolution of Parliament. A scenario is politically unfavorable to the prime minister, whose party enjoys a large lead in the polls.