British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fast-track Brexit timetable has been rejected ― regardless of the prime minister profitable a historic House of Commons majority for a deal.
Members of parliament voted down the accelerated timetable for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill by 322 to 308 in a transfer which forces Johnson to just accept a delay past the Oct. 31 deadline.
Johnson now seems to be set to demand a contemporary common election as he tries to make good on his “do or die” pledge to wrench the UK from the European Union by Halloween.
It was a contemporary twist on an evening of excessive Brexit drama within the Commons as pro-Leave Labour MPs and hardline Tory Brexiteers joined forces to vote for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill at second studying.
Johnson secured amajority for the contemporary Brexit deal he struck with Brussels.
The scrapping of the timetable, nevertheless, makes it extraordinarily troublesome for the PM to ram by means of the laws by the tip of the month.
As nicely as an absence of time for scrutiny, opposition occasion members have mentioned they may push for a customs union and a second referendum.
Johnson had earlier advised the Commons that he would “in no way allow months more of this” as he known as on parliament to work “night and day” to get the Bill by means of.
“If parliament refuses to allow Brexit to happen, and instead gets its way and decides to delay everything until January or possibly longer, in no circumstances can the government continue with this,” he mentioned.
Labour chief Jeremy Corbyn, in the meantime, accused Johnson of “trying to blindside” parliament with a “disgraceful attempt to dodge accountability, scrutiny, and any kind of proper debate.”
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