The Brexit date of October 31 is set to be postponed yet again following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday lost a crucial vote in parliament that could have enabled the UK to leave the EU on program, but was able to win a second vote which approved the first stage of this Brexit bill.
The Johnson government desired the House of Commons to scrutinize the bill and move it three times, which was refused by 322 to 308 votes.
However, the authorities won another vital vote where the invoice had been accepted in principle, by 329 to 299 votes.
Johnson, who earlier in the day said he’d take the bill if he dropped the schedule movement and proceed for a general election,” said after losing he would”pause” it and talk EU leaders another course of action.
The British prime minister has sought an expansion to the October 31 deadline from Brussels.
The British PM said, “We shouldn’t overlook the importance of this second… (but) I have to express my disappointment that the House has voted for delay as opposed to a timetable that could have ensured the UK could depart (the EU) on October 31 with a bargain.”
The EU should finally make up their thoughts about the best way best to answer the parliament’s petition for a delay. The authorities should take the only responsible course and quicken our preparations for a no-deal outcome. Until the EU has concluded, we’ll pause this legislation”
UK Parliament set to restart debate
The parliament will resume its discussion about the government’s legislative acts on Wednesday, the chief of the home of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg stated on Tuesday.