…from Russia Today, Moscow
– First published … October 28, 2019 –
Tusk made the announcement via social media, confirming that the EU27 leaders had agreed to the UK’s request, with the decision expected to be “formalized through a written procedure” later.
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.
Johnson, who requires two-thirds of MPs to vote for an early election, is expected to struggle to get lawmakers’ backing, with the Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, signaling that they’ll reject the motion.
However, all may not be lost for Johnson and his hopes for a winter election, as the Liberal Democrats and Scottish National Party have come up with a one-line bill for a snap poll on December 9, which would require a simple majority in the House of Commons. Their bill is likely to be tabled on Tuesday, if Johnson fails on Monday.