British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has sent a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk asking for an extension of his country's exit from the bloc, after a House of Commons vote on a memorandum calling for Brexit to be postponed.
The French Press Agency quoted a source in the Prime Minister's Office that Johnson did not sign the letter requesting the European Union to postpone the Brexit scheduled for October 31, and that he followed it with another saying that he does not want to postpone.
Johnson is obliged to send the request by law, after lawmakers in the House of Commons on Saturday refused to back an agreement he reached with the EU on Brexit, but he still insists that Britain leave the EU as planned.
A third letter, written by British Ambassador to the European Union Tim Barrow, explains that Johnson's letter was sent only to comply with the law.
In Brussels, European Council President Donald Tusk confirmed the arrival of the Brexit extension, but an EU source declined to comment.
"The request to extend the deadline has arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to respond," Tosk said on Twitter.
House of Commons vote
The British House of Commons voted in favor of a memorandum obliging the Prime Minister to request an extension of the deadline for exit from the European Union, even if the agreement submitted by him, in order to ensure the audit of the agreement at all stages of the legislative.
In the first comment on the move, Johnson said that the amendment is not binding on him, and stressed that he will not negotiate a further postponement of his exit from the Union.
British Labor warlord Jeremy Corbin said the new Brexit deal was worse than the previous one.
In a speech to parliament, he stressed that he would not support the agreement, saying it posed a danger to many sectors.
The battle over the exit of the UK from the European Union took to the streets of London, where rallies demanded a new referendum.
A march took place from Park Lane near Hyde Park and went to Parliament to coincide with the vote on the Brexit agreement reached between the British Government and the Union.