Boris Johnson Says Government Faces 'further Uncertainty' On Brexit

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The PM Boris Johnson said, “now we face further uncertainty” on Oct 22 after the Parliament voted 322 to 308 against the fast track timetable on the new bill.

Written By Aanchal Nigam | Mumbai | Updated On:
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The Prime Minister of United Kingdom, Boris Johnson said, “now we face further uncertainty” on October 22 after the Parliament voted 322 to 308 against PM Johnson's demand from UK lawmakers to take only three days in order to review the 110-page Withdrawl Agreement. Just ahead of the Parliament session, Boris Johnson had published a 110-page European bill along with 122-page explanatory notes. Even though the agreement was passed in the British Parliament with 329 to 299 votes, the lawmakers are still against the fast-track timetable proposed by the PM to make an orderly divorce from the EU by October 31. 

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'It is in limbo'

John Bercow, the Speaker of the House of Commons said during the Parliamentary session that a technical term which can define the current situation of the European Union Withdrawl Agreement Bill is that it in in a 'limbo' and there is a requirement of notice before the bill is moved to the committee stage. Chaos has again clouded the Brexit deal and on PM Johnson who is not leaving any stone unturned to make Britain leave the 28-nation bloc. Now that the MPs of the British Parliament have rejected the timetable for the bill to become a law, PM Johnson has threatened to pull the bill and seek general elections if the EU also offers an extension to the Brexit deadline. 

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An orderly divorce

The European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker addressed the European Parliament before stepping down from his post after the end of his tenure on October 22 and said that the EU did “all in our power” to ensure an orderly divorce of Britain from the 28-nation bloc. Currently, the bloc is awaiting the British Parliament's decision on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Withdrawl Bill and the approval of the new deal. Juncker also expressed regret for utilizing most of his last five-years in the mandate to Brexit. However, he further said that at least they had done everything in their power for an orderly departure and now EU is required to watch the events in Westminster “very closely”.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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