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    The situation remains unclear as the UK government and Parliament pursue different Brexit options: while the MPs required Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask Brussels for another extension, the Tory leader refused to sign their letter to the EU, stressing that the country would leave the bloc by 31 October.

    The United Kingdom is preparing for debates on Brexit, and a possible vote in Parliament after a series of controversial steps carried out by both London and Brussels.

    According to reports, the EU is ready to postpone the deadline until 31 January 2020, while the British Cabinet is still determined to carry out Brexit by the end of this month, stating that any delay would be harmful to both sides.

    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference
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    Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference

    The UK and the EU struck a new divorce deal on Thursday following days of intense talks. Now Johnson has to get support for his agreement in the House of Commons in order to put an end to the Brexit saga after over 3 years of disagreements and lead the country from the bloc.

    MPs, however, may be attempting to amend the deal in order to include provisions on the customs union or even request a confirmatory public referendum, which Johnson and his supporters oppose.

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