By Haley Ott Upgraded on: October 28, 2019/ 3:09 PM/ CBS News
Brexit argument changes U.K.’s political landscape
London— The UK will not leave the European Union as set up on Thursday after the EU approved a so-called “flextension” to the previous October 31 Brexit due date. Now, the U.K. has up till January 31 to leave the bloc, nevertheless could do so at an earlier date if a Brexit deal is authorized by Britain’s Parliament.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had in fact ensured that Brexit would happen on October 31″ do or pass away, “however a just recently passed law forced him to require and after that accept an extension to that date after he was not able to get his negotiated Brexit deal authorized by British lawmakers.A federal government representative said Monday that, in spite of the EU’s option, Johnson’s view had in fact not changed, and he thought the U.K. should leave the EU on October 31. Johnson did, nevertheless, officially accept the due date being pushed back. “As you are aware,” Johnson specified in a letter to the President of
the European Council, Donald Tusk,” I have no discretion … to do anything besides verify the U.K.’s official arrangement to this extension.” Johnson likewise asked for that the EU” explain” that another extension would not be possible.” It will avoid this Parliament simply extending out subscription again and once again, distracting from the outstanding conduct of the buisness of the European Union, and deteriorating public count on politics in the U.K.,” Johnson said. An election?In Britain, an election is activated by a vote in Parliament, and the relocation by the
EU to delay Brexit puts pressure on U.K. legislators to choose if and when the nation will have one.Johnson desires to set up an election for December 12 to attempt to tip the balance of power in Parliament in his favor. Other political events have actually suggested alternative dates, or stated they will only accept an election if the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is removed the table.Johnson was not able to get approval for a December 12 election in a vote in Parliament on Monday night nevertheless stated he would present a brief costs to try to get a vote
authorized by legislators another method on Tuesday. “It’s time to change this Parliament with a brand-new Parliament that can get Brexit done,” he said. First released on October 28, 2019/ 9:15 AM © 2019 CBS Interactive Inc.All Rights Reserved. Haley Ott Haley Ott is the digital reporter/producer at CBS News in London.