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EU exit: British House of Commons rejects Johnson's Brexit schedule

2019-10-22T19:03:34.347Z

Parliament has basically voted in favor of the EU exit treaty negotiated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson. It requires more time for implementation.



British House of Commons Rejects Johnson's Brexit Timetable - Page 1

The British House of Commons has voted against the Brexit schedule of Boris Johnson. The deputies rejected an accelerated Brexit procedure with 322 to 308 votes. The British Prime Minister had previously threatened to call for new elections in this case. The vote is a major setback for his goal of leaving the EU on 31 October.

Immediately after the vote, Johnson announced that he would not continue to negotiate the draft legislation on leaving the EU in Parliament. He now wants to talk to the EU member states about their intentions. He would ask for a further extension, but must also drive the preparations for an unregulated exit from the EU, Johnson said.

Immediately before, in another vote, the Parliament approved in principle the legislative framework for the Brexit deal. MEPs voted in a first vote for the package agreed between Johnson and the EU.

329 MPs voted in favor of the legislative package, 299 voted against. Now a third reading has to take place in the lower house before the final vote takes place. The upper house must also give the go-ahead.

Source: zeit

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