British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has prepared a plan according to which any further delay in the country’s exit from the European Union will be legally impossible. The Daily Telegraph reported.
According to him, Johnson’s advisers on this day held a meeting, which discussed the possibility of resisting attempts by the British Parliament to extend for three months the deadline for the implementation of “Brexit.” Under the new law, if an agreement with the EU cannot be reached by October 31, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom must ask Brussels to extend article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty until January 31, 2020.
At the same time, the plan, which writes The Daily Telegraph, suggests that Johnson will attach to this petition a cover letter, which will say that the British government does not want any delay in leaving the European Union after October 31.
Initially, the UK planned to withdraw from the European Union on March 29, but by this date has not decided on a plan of “Brexit.” On April 27, EU member states at an extraordinary summit in Brussels agreed to give London a delay until October 31. The new head of government, Boris Johnson, announced his intention to implement Brexit by this date under any circumstances, including without an agreement with Brussels.
Nevertheless, the British Parliament passed a bill that does not allow a hard “Brexit” scenario without the approval of lawmakers. In addition, the House of Representatives voted against early elections on October 15, which were proposed by Prime Minister Johnson. Today, on September 9, in the Lower House of the British Parliament will take a second vote on this issue.