brexit countdown_bgCreated with Sketch.Boris Johnson was triumphant in Brussels tonight as the EU agreed to his new Brexit deal – and Jean-Claude Juncker backed Remainers into a corner by suggesting that the bloc will not agree to any further delay.The European commission chief turned up the heat by indicating no extension will be offered by the EU next week – a move that could checkmate pro-EU MPs by neutralising their law designed to block No Deal and force the PM to ask for a delay on Saturday – but hours later Donald Tusk refused to rule out EU leaders listening to a request for for a delay.It means that if Remainer MPs refuse to back Boris Johnson’s deal in a showdown vote on Saturday, they run the risk of Britain not being offered a delay and crashing out of the EU without a deal.That sets up a day of frenetic deal-making tomorrow, with No 10 fighting to win onside former Tory rebels, the DUP and Labour rebels. The dramatic intervention came as Mr Johnson insisted ‘now is the moment to get Brexit done’ after he signed off the blueprint, which deletes the hated Irish backstop. Mr Johnson has taken an extraordinary gamble… Read full this story
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