British MPs reject Boris Johnson’s Brexit timetable

British MPs rejected Boris Johnson's three-day Brexit timetable by a vote of 322 to 308 Tuesday evening.

Under Johnson's Brexit plan, MPs would have just 3 days to consider a 110-page bill, making it unlikely the UK could break free of the EU before the end of the month with a signed agreement. MPs complained they were being pressured to green-light legislation they had insufficient time to read or study. The bill was released by the government Monday evening. The result is that the Brexit deal won't be approved by October 31. Following the vote, Johnson said he will delay further discussion until the EU responds. He said: I must express my disappointment that the House has voted again for delay, rather than a timetable that would have guaranteed that the UK would be in a position to leave the EU on October 31st with a deal. We now face further uncertainty, and the EU must now make up their minds over how to respond to parliament's request for a delay.

Almost immediately, European Council President Donald Tusk said he will recommend that the 27 EU member countries accept the UK's request for an extension.

Source: VOV5