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Labour seeks new alliance to kill off Boris Johnson’s deal

“Johnson will attempt to win parliamentary backing for his Brexit deal in a straight yes or no vote on Monday” writes Rowena Mason for theguardian.com. Most in the group are also keen to make a deal work rather than opt for a second referendum.That’s what we’re going to do this week,” he told the Marr show. “We’ve got a deal.He is thought to be very close to securing a majority for approving his deal, having the support of around eight Labour MPs and a handful of independents, along with most…

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Boris Johnson to seek a new vote Monday on Brexit deal, as confusion swirls over exit delay

“But E.U. leaders would prefer to know whether the new Brexit deal has passed Parliament before they decide how long to delay the date and on what terms” writes Michael Birnbaum for washingtonpost.com. A bill passed last month by British lawmakers mandated that if a deal were not approved by Saturday, Johnson would have to formally seek a three-month extension beyond the Oct. 31 deadline.E.U. ambassadors gathered Sunday morning for a 15-minute meeting in which they signed off on the Brexit deal and forwarded it to the European Parliament so…

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EU plays for time as Johnson spars with UK parliament on Brexit

“While weary of the tortuous Brexit process, EU leaders are keen to avoid a disorderly no-deal Brexit and are unlikely to reject the request” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The fractious British parliament refused to vote on Johnson’s new Brexit withdrawal deal on Saturday, a move that forced him to seek a third postponement of Britain’s departure from the bloc.At a rare Sunday meeting of ambassadors of the 27 states that will make up the EU after Brexit, the diplomats decided to forward Johnson’s deal to the European Parliament…

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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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