On October 21st 2019 MPs voted and approved in principle Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, but voted against his proposed three-day timetable. The Government won its unmeaningful vote on its Brexit deal however its timetable was rejected. Parliament demanded more time to scrutinize the deal before sending it to the House of Lords. This disrupts the planned departure of the UK leaving the EU on October 31st. Resulting from the rejection of the timetable, the PM called for a pause to Parliament’s debate on the Brexit deal whilst they await the decision by the EU on a possible extension. The UK Government is not actively seeking an extension, instead they are preparing for a no-deal Brexit on 31 October and/or a pre-Christmas national election to get over the Parliamentary gridlock.
About Me And EU
This project aims to create a one-stop-shop to encourage young voters in the UK to engage in EU affairs by creating an understanding of how Europe influences their daily lives and by connecting them to other young people interested to talk and share ideas on the referendum.
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