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Brexit Deal Decision Voted To Be Delayed By UK Parliament


Brexit Deal Decision Voted To Be Delayed By UK Parliament
The deal for the exit of the United Kingdom form the European Union as agreed between the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the EU leaders in Brussels last week was voted to be delayed by British MPs. The majority of law makers argued that they needed more time to conduct a thorough study of the contents of the deal before the scheduled departure date of October 31, 2019.
An amendment brought into the latest Brexit deal between the UK and the EU was strongly backed by the British lawmakers which effectively now makes it incumbent on the UK government to seek an extension of the Brexit deadline till January next year from the EU. This time would be needed by the lawmakers to conduct a thorough scrutiny of the proposed domestic legislation that is needed to get the deal ratified by the UK parliament before it can be enforced. 
He would not negotiate a further delay to Britain's departure from the European Union, said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The amendment that was put forward by Oliver Letwin, a former Conservative cabinet minister was voted 322 to 306 in favor by the British Parliament.
"I will not negotiate a delay with the EU and neither does the law compel me to do so," Johnson told parliament. "I will tell our friends and colleagues in the EU exactly what I have told everyone else in the last 88 days that I have served as prime minister: that further delay would be bad for this country, bad for the European Union and bad for democracy."
The vote however means the government will not hold a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday as planned.
The deal would be put up for voting on Tuesday, Johnson said.
According to the amendment proposed by Letwin, the UK government and the British parliament should defer any decision on whether to back a Brexit deal till all the legislation that are required to implement the deal has been passed by the parliament.