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Boris Johnson forced to ask EU for extension on Brexit -- and asks that it be denied

Boris Johnson suffered yet another Brexit setback on Saturday as UK lawmakers voted to delay approval of the Prime Minister's departure deal until Parliament has passed the legislation required to enact it.
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PM sends EU unsigned request seeking Brexit delay

No 10 source says an accompanying letter makes clear Boris Johnson believes an extension would be a mistake.
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British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date. In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP. "The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.
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After UK lawmakers denied approval of his Brexit deal, the Prime Minister was forced by law to ask EU leaders for an extension. He also told them not to grant it.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered another bruising setback on Saturday as UK lawmakers withheld approval of his Brexit deal, just as he appeared on the brink of an extraordinary political triumph.
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Johnson asked EU leaders for a Brexit delay. He also told them not to grant it.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered another bruising setback on Saturday as UK lawmakers withheld approval of his Brexit deal, just as he appeared on the brink of an extraordinary political triumph.
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Boris Johnson sends unsigned request to Brussels for Brexit delay

PM sends photocopy of request required by Benn act to Donald Tusk with a conflicting view in a second letterBoris Johnson has sent a letter to European council president Donald Tusk requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October.Despite the prime minister’s insistence that he would not “negotiate” a further extension of the UK’s membership of the EU, he confirmed on Saturday evening that he would be seeking such a prolongation. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit, Donald Tusk, Benn


Boris Johnson has confirmed he will seek Brexit delay, says Brussels

Donald Tusk says he is ‘waiting for letter’ that PM promised in phone call after Commons voteBoris Johnson has confirmed in a phone call with the European council president Donald Tusk that he is sending a letter requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October.Despite the prime minister’s insistence that he will not “negotiate” a further extension of the UK’s membership of the EU, he confirmed on Saturday evening that he would be seeking such an extension. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson confirms he will seek Brexit delay, says Brussels

Donald Tusk says he is ‘waiting for letter’ that PM promised in phone call after Commons voteBoris Johnson has confirmed in a phone call with the European council president Donald Tusk that he is sending a letter requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October.Despite the prime minister’s insistence that he would not “negotiate” a further extension of the UK’s membership of the EU, he confirmed on Saturday evening that he would be seeking such an extension. Continue reading...
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Boris Johnson Furious as Parliament Refuses to Be Bounced Into Brexit Deal

REUTERSLONDON—Boris Johnson was left raging on Saturday as lawmakers forced the prime minister to seek yet another Brexit delay from the European Union. The extremely rare parliamentary vote taken on a Saturday did not reject Johnson’s compromise deal with the EU outright, it merely demanded more time for the deal to be examined and inserted an additional failsafe to stop Britain from slipping out of the EU without an agreed deal on Halloween.No. 10 was furious because Johnson has repeatedly pro...
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EU will grant Brexit extension if Johnson sends letter, says Brussels

Officials say delay would be granted beyond 31 October, but EU will not make first moveLatest Brexit news - live updatesThe EU will grant a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October if a letter of request is received from Boris Johnson, but the bloc will not make the first move, senior officials in Brussels have said.Shortly after the Commons put the prime minister under a legal obligation to seek an extension, a spokeswoman for the European commission called for clarification from Downing Street. ...
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Mark Drakeford says PM 'must request' Brexit extension

First Minister Mark Drakeford calls on Boris Johnson to obey the law and ask the EU for a delay.
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UK MPs back Brexit deal delay

Boris Johnson says he will put a bill on his deal to leave EU to MPs next week.
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MPs back Brexit deal delay

Boris Johnson says he will put a bill on his deal to leave EU to MPs next week.
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Boris Johnson: 'I will not negotiate a delay with the EU'

Boris Johnson says he is not compelled to ask for a delay to Brexit, despite Letwin amendment vote.
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What will happen in the next few days?

The British government and the EU have agreed a new Brexit deal, but will it get through Parliament?
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EU withdrawal deal: How did your MP vote on the Letwin amendment?

MPs delivered their latest defeat to Boris Johnson in accepting an amendment by Oliver Letwin to withhold approval for the prime minster’s Brexit withdrawal agreement until relevant legislation has passed. Find out how the vote broke down, and how each MP voted. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, John Bercow, Boris Johnson, Brexit, Oliver Letwin, Letwin


Boris Johnson Forced To Request Brexit Delay After UK Parliament Extends Deadline

PM compelled to request three month extension of EU membership but he insists: "I will not negotiate a delay".
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Boris Johnson Forced To Request Brexit Delay After MPs Amend Halloween Deadline

PM compelled to request three month extension of EU membership but he insists: "I will not negotiate a delay".
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Catalan independence movement declares a general strike in Barcelona

The cause of Catalan independence surged in October 2017, when voters defied Madrid and voted in a banned independence referendum despite indiscriminate violence and rubber-bullet fire from police, who had earlier seized the ballot boxes (the independence movement had wisely procured a backup set of boxes just in case. The referendum led to a declaration of independence, and the central government responded by imposing direct rule and arresting the movement's leaders (the ruling coalition was t...
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Turkey Denies Kurdish Claims of Truce Violation: Syria Update

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey on Saturday denied accusations by Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces that it violated a U.S.-brokered five-day truce.The Defense Ministry accused Kurdish forces of opening fire on its troops more than a dozen times since the ceas-efire was announced Thursday night. Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper in a phone call late Friday that his country retains the right to-self defense if faced with “hostile acts”.The SDF called for the creation...
Tags: Europe, News, Congress, Angela Merkel, Islamic State, Defense, Eu, European Union, Turkey, Syria, Nato, Middle East, Graham, Brussels, Erdogan, Donald Trump


Brexit vote setback for Boris Johnson in Parliament

UK lawmakers votes to put off a decision on the Prime Minister's deal, forcing him to ask the EU for another Brexit delay.
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North Macedonia calls snap election after EU talks setback

France led opposition to opening membership talks with North Macedonia in what many called a mistake.
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Corbyn: Johnson's Brexit deal will 'lead to a Trump trade deal'

Lawmakers are holding the first Saturday parliamentary sitting in 37 years to debate and vote on the Prime Minister's new Brexit deal. Johnson is legally obliged to request a Brexit extension from the EU if he can't pass his plan.
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North Macedonia PM Zaev calls for early election, blasts EU

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A “disappointed and outraged” North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev says he will propose an early election in the face of the European Union’s decision not to start membership talks with his country. Zaev said at a news conference Saturday that the date for the snap election will be discussed […]
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Campaign launched to catch 'Europe's most wanted women'

Crime Has No Gender website shows suspects hidden behind masks, which users removeEurope’s policing agency has launched a campaign to catch the continent’s most wanted female criminals.Europol’s new website, called the Crime Has No Gender campaign, reveals the faces of fugitives wanted by 21 EU countries in an interactive way. Eighteen of them are women. Continue reading...
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Brexit: Commons set for knife-edge votes on deal

Boris Johnson urges MPs to back his agreement with the EU, amid moves by MPs to delay approval of the deal until Brexit laws are passed.
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Brexit deal: Which MP votes are up for grabs?

The deal agreed by Boris Johnson and the EU can't proceed until it has been voted for by MPs.
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Brexit: DUP 'won't be supporting government' in Commons vote

The deputy leader of the DUP says the party will not support the government in vote on EU withdrawal deal.
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Parliament Votes on Boris Johnson’s Brexit Deal: Your Guide

(Bloomberg) -- Britain’s Parliament meets Saturday to pass judgment on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal. How will the day play out?0830 European Research Group of pro-Brexit Conservatives meets, to try to agree a position. The premier needs almost all of them to support him if his deal is to pass.0930 Parliament opens. Johnson will set out his deal in a statement, taking questions from Members of Parliament.1100 (roughly) When Johnson’s statement is finished, they move to debating the deal. Speaker o...
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