The European Union was last night gearing up to offer a Brexit ‘flextension’ until January 31 after MPs voted to put the next move into the hands of Brussels. Once the Commons rejected Boris Johnson’s timetable to pass the deal, the Prime Minister said he would ‘pause’ the legislation while the EU decides whether to offer an extension – and for how long. It is thought EU leaders will make a decision by Monday. Theoretically, if they were to refuse, Britain could still leave without a deal next Thursday, on October 31. However, in the wake of the vote last night, Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said he would recommend an extension to EU leaders. He had said earlier in the day that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit would never be the EU’s choice. Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, said he would recommend an extension to EU leaders. He had said earlier in the day that a ‘No Deal’ Brexit would never be the EU’s choice According to EU sources, member states may now grant a so-called flextension of three months until January 31, meaning the delay could come to an end early if the… Read full this story
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