U.K.: Parliament Makes a Brexit Delay More Likely

Oct 22, 2019 | 21:50 GMT

An Oct. 22 vote in the British House of Commons means an orderly Brexit will probably not occur on the Oct. 31 deadline, but it also means that a no-deal Brexit is unlikely. Parliament rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to fast-track the approval of the withdrawal agreement bill, a package of legislation that would have implemented the terms of the Brexit deal that London reached with Brussels last week. The government had sought to have the House of Commons approve the bill by Oct. 25, which would have increased the chances of Johnson honoring his promise of taking the United Kingdom out of the European Union on Oct. 31. Johnson must now decide between a short extension to try to seal his Brexit deal and a longer extension plus a general election....

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