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UK PM Johnson asks EU for Brexit delay, but argues against it

“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country saw the vote as a delay, rather than a rejection of the Brexit deal” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. The vote sought to ensure that the U.K. cannot crash out of the EU without a deal on the scheduled departure date of Oct. 31.For EU leaders, avoiding a chaotic, no-deal Brexit should be the “top priority,” he said in a tweet.It also gives lawmakers another chance to scrutinize — and possibly change— the Brexit departure terms while the legislation is in Parliament. Source:…

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What does vote say about the numbers for the Brexit deal?

“If all MPs vote, and they vote as expected, Johnson would have a majority of five for his Brexit deal” writes John Rentoul for independent.co.uk. MPs voted to delay a decision on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal until after parliament passes the bill to put the deal into law.Today’s vote was passed by a majority of 16, which suggests that the eventual vote in the House of Commons on the Brexit deal could be on a knife edge.Ivan Lewis and John Woodcock (both ex-Labour) voted against the Letwin amendment today, although…

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Parliament vote forces UK to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31

“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country saw the vote as a delay, rather than a rejection of the Brexit deal” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. It also gives lawmakers another chance to scrutinize — and possibly change— the Brexit departure terms while the legislation is in Parliament.The vote sought to ensure that the U.K. cannot crash out of the EU without a divorce deal on the scheduled departure date. Source: marketwatch.com

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Anti-Brexit forces block UK Parliament vote on Boris Johnson deal with EU

“Johnson’s deal, struck between him and the EU on Thursday, is not dead” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Johnson also said that Brexit legislation will return to the Commons next week.Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan is on hold after the British Parliament passed the Lewtin amendment, which delays the deal and rules out a no-deal Brexit by the end of the month.The best thing for the U.K. and for the whole of Europe is for us to leave with this new deal on Oct. 31.”.  Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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What does the Letwin amendment mean for Brexit timetable?

“The Conservatives believe the Brexit deal motion, as amended by Letwin and his colleagues, is no longer truly meaningful” writes Kate Proctor for theguardian.com. The Tories left the Commons and so there was no motion on Johnson’s Brexit deal.The Benn act set a deadline of 11pm on Saturday for Johnson to win parliamentary approval of his Brexit deal, or request a delay. Source: theguardian.com

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So what’s next after the U.K. parliament’s non-vote on Brexit?

“But the vote of the British Parliament also makes the possibility of a no-deal Brexit a little more remote” writes Senior Writer for marketwatch.com. The vote of U.K. lawmakers derailing Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to have Parliament approve the Brexit deal he concluded this week with the European Union will prolong short-term political uncertainty.Uncertainty could be rekindled if the Conservative Party loses the elections and a new PM is appointed, because he or she would want to renegotiate the Brexit deal. Source: marketwatch.com

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Path for legal trade with Iran open: BICC

“TEHRAN – Vice-President of the British-Iranian Chamber of Commerce (BICC) Richard Dalton said on Friday that the channel for legal trade with Iran is still open despite U.S. sanctions against the country” reports tehrantimes.com. The meeting was attended by representatives of the British Ministry of International Trade, chambers of commerce of the two countries and British and Iranian trade companies, entrepreneurs, and Iran’s ambassador to London Hamid Baeedinejad.Deploring EU’s procrastination for implementing their commitments under the JCPOA and inability to bypass the sanction, he said that however, trade with Iran…

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U.K. lawmakers vote to delay final Brexit decision again

“Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said his country saw the vote as a delay, rather than a rejection of the Brexit deal” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. At a rare weekend sitting of Parliament, lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has been passed.The vote aims to ensure that the U.K. cannot crash out of the EU without a divorce deal on the scheduled departure date.It also gives lawmakers another chance to scrutinize — and possibly change— the Brexit departure terms…

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British Parliament votes to delay Brexit

“At a special session of Parliament intended to ratify the Brexit deal, lawmakers voted 322-306 to withhold their approval on the Brexit deal until legislation to implement it has been passed” writes Associated Press for marketwatch.com. To make up for the votes of 10 DUP lawmakers, Johnson has tried to persuade members of the left-of-center Labour Party to support the deal.It also gives lawmakers another chance to scrutinize — and possibly change— the Brexit departure terms while the legislation is passing through Parliament.Britain could still leave the EU on Oct.…

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