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British MPs intend to defer Brexit until January 31, 2020 in the absence of a deal

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Members of the House of Commons of the British Parliament will require the government to postpone the deadline for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020, unless an agreement on the conditions of Brexit is adopted by Parliament until October 19 or if the government does not receive special permission from the legislative body to leave the European Union without a deal. This became known on Monday after a deputy from the opposition Labor Party, Hilary Benn, posted on Twitter the text of the legislative initiative.

“The bill gives the government time to reach a new agreement with the European Union at a meeting of the European Council next month or to request special parliamentary permission to leave the EU without a deal. However, if neither of these two conditions is met before October 19, that is, the day after After the meeting of the European Council, the Prime Minister should send a letter to the President of the European Council with a request to extend the validity of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty until January 31, 2020, “the text of the bill says.

The United Kingdom was supposed to leave the EU on March 29, 2019, that is, two years after submitting a written notice of withdrawal from the community. However, members of the House of Commons of the British Parliament three times rejected the draft agreement on the conditions of Brexit, reached between Brussels and the government of Prime Minister Theresa May. As a result, the EU agreed to postpone Brexit, first to April or May, then to October 31, and May was forced to resign, failing to break the deadlock. After her departure, the chair of the British prime minister was taken by Boris Johnson, who promised to carry out Brexit without a deal if Brussels does not agree with London’s main demand and does not exclude the provision on back-stop (the Northern Ireland’s regime of membership in the EU customs union and the single European market after the onset of transition Brexit).

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