Johnson Formally Accepts Brexit Deadline January 31
Confirming the decision of 27 other members, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that a written confirmation process will be followed in the coming days.
Johnson formally accepts Brexit deadline January 31 – India TVBhasha
Published on: October 29, 2019 6:46 IST
London. Britain will not be separated from the European Union on Thursday, as the European Union (EU) agreed to the UK’s offer to extend the Brexit deadline by three months to 31 January, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson formally informed the British Parliament. But it is accepted.
This meant that Johnson’s pledge to secede from the European Union by October 31 had no longer mattered. Confirming the decision of 27 other members, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Twitter that a written confirmation process will be followed in the coming days.
Tusk tweeted, “27 other EU countries have agreed that it will accept Britain’s request to extend the period of Brexit to 31 January 2020.” The decision to be formalized through a written process have hope. In a meeting of EU diplomats in Brussels on Friday, by 31 October a consensus was reached to postpone the proposed Brexit.
The EU’s move will mean that Britain will not abandon the 28-member block as planned on Thursday. Earlier this week, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demanded a mid-term general election on 12 December on which Parliament was to take a decision. Johnson made a motion in this regard.
He said, “There is a way to achieve Brexit, I believe that Parliament should be treated fairly and to say if they really want more time to study this agreement then they have the time Maybe, but they have to agree to a general election on 12 December. ”
Leader of the opposition Labor Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said the party was not ready to support such a move, unless the risk of a ‘no-deal breakthrough’ was completely ruled out. The Scottish National Party (SNP) said it would block the government’s election effort. Meanwhile, EU diplomats from 27 other countries met again on Monday to discuss the date of the Brexit deadline extension.