Unic Press UK: The United Kingdom prime minister, Boris Johnson says he has no intention to negotiate a Brexit delay, and would therefore do everything within his means to get Brexit concluded on October 31, 2019.
In a letter to all the UK Members of Parliament – MPs and Peers – the Prime Minister said he would not delay Brexit.
“I have made it clear that I do not want more delay. European leaders have made it clear they do not want more delay… I will not negotiate a delay with the European Union. I will tell the EU what I have told the British public for my 88 days as Prime Minister, further delay is not a solution.”
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) October 19, 2019
The prime minister’s letter follows the Members of Parliament (MPs) vote – 322 to 306 – on Saturday to delay making a decision on a new Brexit deal reached by the EU and the UK.
The House of Commons has approved the amended motion on the new Brexit deal agreed between the UK Government and the EU.
The Government must ask for an extension of Article 50 under the Benn Act and set out how it intends to proceed.
Amended motion: pic.twitter.com/6gMpUOSiBz
— UK House of Commons (@HouseofCommons) October 19, 2019
The prime minister has written the EU, but the letter in which he requested for Brexit extension is not signed. In another letter same day to the EU, Boris Johnson reiterated his administration’s position that a further Brexit delay would be a mistake.
The EU has yet to respond to the prime minister’s letter. There would be consultation with the EU leaders, says the European Council president, Donald Tusk.
The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react. #Brexit
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) October 19, 2019