The European Union and the United Kingdom have got "a great new deal" on Brexit, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on 17 October. According to the European Commission's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, the new Brexit deal is very likely to find support in the EU and be ratified by October 31.
The deal has yet to be approved by the UK parliament and two UK opposition parties, Labour and the Scottish National Party, have already indicated they would not back the agreement at the vote expected on Saturday.
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU on Friday will be followed by an 11-month transition period, during which Britain will remain committed to the existing trade deals with the bloc, but will be able to negotiate new such agreements with EU members and other countries.
After 47 years in the European Union and its predecessor organisations, Britain is set to wade into a post-Brexit future on Friday, 31 January, putting behind it a protracted period of uncertainty that had haunted the country since the EU withdrawal referendum on 23 June 2016.
Britain’s 47 years in the European Union will come to an end at the stroke of midnight Friday, 31 January, launching an 11-month transition period that will preserve the status quo ahead of the 31 December deadline for Britain and Brussels to negotiate a free trade deal.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called on Britons to vote Conservative and get Brexit done – or otherwise get Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of a snap poll set for 12 December. Corbyn launched his campaign by promising a Labour government would go after the super-rich who exploit a “rigged system”.
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pressing ahead with calls for a general election on 12 December, with debate on his Brexit bill “paused” ahead of a Brussels withdrawal delay decision, a leaked document reportedly indicates the UK could deviate away from EU employee and environmental rights after exit day.
As a Commons vote on 22 October saw UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s withdrawal bill winning support in parliament, an accelerated timetable for debating it was rejected; Johnson said he would give MPs more time to consider his Brexit deal if they backed a 12 December election.
On 21 October, UK Parliament speaker John Bercow blocked the government’s attempt to vote on a new Brexit deal that Prime Minister Johnson recently negotiated with the EU. Despite Parliament having ordered to request a delay, Johnson still insists on leaving the EU by the 31 October deadline, with or without a deal.
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.
Parliamentarians were welcome to have their say on the newly struck deal with the EU on Saturday, but the vote got out of hand after an amendment triggering the September Benn Act on a Brexit extension was proposed by a Tory MP.
UK lawmakers held an emergency session on Saturday to discuss the Brexit deal worked out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union, voting on a measure which would force No 10 to delay the UK's exit from the bloc to a later date.
More than three years since the United Kingdom voted 52 percent - 48 percent to leave the European Union, PM Boris Johnson is geared to try and win parliament's approval for a divorce treaty struck in Brussels on Thursday.
After securing a deal with the European Union and successfully removing the contentious Irish Backstop from the previous agreement, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson must now secure a victory in the House of Commons with a majority agreeing to support the withdrawal agreement.
After successfully securing a withdrawal agreement from the European Union on Wednesday and ultimately solving the issue of the Irish backstop by keeping Northern Ireland in the Single Market but outside the Customs Union, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson must now win a majority vote and pass the deal through parliament.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson scored a major win in agreeing upon a new Brexit deal with the EU, but faces a new battle as the divorce settlement must pass the House of Commons before he can deliver his promise to leave the bloc on 31 October.
On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan cover an array of topics including the Brexit deal. The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union on October 31st, in just two weeks.
The British government has finally reached agreement with the European Union over a Brexit deal after weeks of negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "very confident" MPs will back the deal in a vote in Parliament on Saturday.
European leaders arrived at the European Council in Brussels on Friday for a second day of the European Council summit.
A new legal bid is seeking to effectively suspend the withdrawal agreement just one day before lawmakers are set to have a say on it.
Boris Johnson hammered out a last-gasp agreement with the fatigued EU negotiators on Thursday, and is facing the task of getting lawmakers’ approval on the document tomorrow. The Labour Party, Scottish National Party and N. Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party have already rejected the deal, so this task may prove to be daunting, if not impossible.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday that the country had finally reached a “great new deal” that would “#GetBrexitDone” and allow the UK Parliament to focus on other important issues, such as the National Health Service. However, some believe the referendum leaves Northern Ireland out to dry.
BERLIN (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson assured his colleagues at the EU summit in Brussels that he would do everything possible to have the updated Brexit deal approved in the UK parliament, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.