Brexit news: Boris Johnson sends two letters to EU – What happens with Brexit now?  – News 247
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Brexit news: Boris Johnson sends two letters to EU – What happens with Brexit now? – News 247


 The Brexit process was briefly stalled by MPs in the House of Commons yesterday, as a cross-party effort saw the Letwin amendment passed through The amendment stipulates MPs would not vote on Boris Johnson’s deal until the relevant legislation has passed, and, in turn, enacts the Benn amendments extension requirement The Prime Minister was forced to request an extension via the EU, which he did in two letters    As an extension letter, Boris Johnson sent the EU an unsigned explanation that the Benn amendment requires the Prime Minister to seek a further extension to the current Brexit date  The Prime Minister also included a second signed letter in which he detailed why the EU should not grant the request  EU Council President Donald Tusk has since confirmed he received the extension and said he would deliberate with the EU 27 on how to proceed    READ MORE Lawyer behind Gina Miller court case helped Letwin amendment  An EU source said the negotiations “may take a few days”, however  Before the EU can provide an answer for Boris Johnson’s request, the government is hoping to pass another vote on the Brexit deal  According to House leader Jacob Rees Mogg, the government has requested Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement go to the House of Commons for a second vote on Monday  Whether this vote can take place is a decision which falls to House Speaker John Bercow  If the deal passes on Monday, the October 31 Brexit date remains, but if it does not happen, the government will have to await the EU’s offer  If the EU does not make an offer and Boris Johnson’s bill does not pass the House of Commons, the UK will likely crash out of the EU without a deal on October 31  A no-deal scenario is also possible if the deal does pass and ministers are unable to vote through the relevant legislation by October 31  While the government hopes to pass its withdrawal agreement on Monday, the opposition has plans of its own  Labour has announced its intention to back a second referendum in Commons next week, which could cancel the process altogether   READ MORE Tory MPs seek law to jail British citizens who undermine Brexit abroad   Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer revealed today on BBC’s Andrew Marr show Labour would back a second Brexit referendum  The MP for Holborn and St Pancras said the party would attach the new referendum to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, allowing the public to make an informed decision on Brexit  He said: “Of course we need an amendment to say that whatever deal gets through, it should be subject to a referendum where that deal is put to the public and they’re asked ‘do you want to leave on these terms, or would you rather remain in the EU’”   Trending  Sir Keir confirmed the vote for a possible second referendum would also come at the behest of a three-line whip  He added: “We’ve already voted, I think, three times as a party for a second referendum with a three-line whip behind it  “That’s the clear policy, whether it’s this deal or any future deal it’s got to go back so the public can say ” The intention has the support of Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford, who urged Jeremy Corbyn to grab a second referendum opportunity with “both hands”

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