LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans next Saturday to propose to the House of Commons to choose between delaying “Brexit” and a deal with the EU. The Times reported on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, the Prime Minister hopes for a breakthrough in negotiations with the European Union, which will allow the parties to agree on a draft agreement on “Brexit” and approve it at the EU summit, which will be held in Brussels on October 17-18. After that, the document will also have to get the approval of the British Parliament, and Johnson intends to invite MPs to vote for the deal with Brussels on October 19 during an extraordinary Saturday meeting of the House of Commons. The Times writes that the question put to the vote will be formulated in such a way that MPs will have to choose between another “Brexit” delays or a deal that will allow the country to leave the community in time-October 31.
If Johnson enlists the support of MPs, Parliament will work seven days a week until the end of the month to approve all the laws necessary to implement the “divorce” with the European Union. According to The Times, the opposition may intervene in Johnson’s plans, trying to put to a national referendum the question of whether the Kingdom should leave the country on the terms that Johnson may agree with Brussels next week.