Although it was declared "Super Saturday", a special parliamentary session at the House of Commons offered little detail as to when or even whether Britain would finally leave the European Union.
United Kingdom. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was thwarted by a cross-party group of politicians who voted to postpone the "meaningful vote" on his new divorce deal and forced him to ask Brussels for an extension to the current Brexit deadline of October 31st.
developments in Parliament create a complex week with only 11 days remaining, with the UK still having to leave the world's largest trading bloc.
Will there be a delay in the deadline?
Johnson grimly demanded an extension by Saturday night's deadline, but EU leaders were not required to accept it. Some have ruled out giving more time to the UK, putting pressure on US lawmakers to accept the deal. But they are unlikely to want a no-deal scenario and a potential economic hit that could mean for both sides of the Channel.
Brussels could propose a technical extension of several weeks in the hope of accepting the agreement that they recently broke down. out with Johnson. Or they could accept what Johnson was required to do on Saturday night and push the date back to January 31
They could also push him through June 2020, when the next cycle of EU budgets begins, but this is considered unlikely with the Brexit fatigue that occurs across Europe.
EU leaders are expected to take the time to respond, but that may come as early as Monday.
When will the vote be now?
The UK Government is keen to hold its "significant vote" on Monday, but this can be rejected by the Speaker of the House as it is not a parliamentary convention to repeatedly ask the same questions to politicians.
Instead, the government may submit a full bill to withdraw earlier this week and slowly try to pass it through the two Houses – the House of Commons and the House of Lords. This will include days of debate, many attempts to amend the bill and the choice of different votes as the week progresses. Then a brief and decisive question to lawmakers will come later this week or be pushed further.
Can We Still Have A Deal?
Yes. The international amendment, which was backed on Saturday, tried to reduce the chances of a tax-free deal, but it could still happen. The EU can say no to an extension. Adoption of the bill could also be delayed and not done through Parliament in due course.
Can there be a second referendum yet?
Yes. Some MEPs are likely to try to amend the bill this week to make sure there is a "confirmatory" referendum. If the EU provides a prolonged extension, nothing is ruled out. Several opposition parties would campaign to propose a so-called Nar. People's vote in the event of a general election or they could promise to abandon Brexit entirely.
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What Do Experts Say?
The capital economy called Saturday's vote "a worthy result for the economy and the pound, as this does not make the Brexit deal on October 31 even less likely." But he added that "it widens the uncertainty that hinders growth for at least a little while."
Deutsche Bank analysts said "the prospects for a Brexit resolution remain constructive", explaining that the composition of Saturday's vote actually meant Johnson could get enough compensation for his deal at a later date.
The bank also stated that "it will retain our constructive prospects for the United Kingdom and the long sterling and short recommendations for real returns in the UK." .