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BREXIT: British Govt Fixes Date UK Will Leave EU



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The government of the United Kingdom on Sunday fixed October 31st as the day Britain will exit the European Union.

Naija News reports that the decision was made despite parliament forcing Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to request another delay.

MPs in the House of Commons passed up the chance to decide on the revised withdrawal agreement that PM Johnson had negotiated with the European Union.

That defeat leaves Johnson under mounting pressure to find a way out of paralysing impasse on when and how Britain would leave the EU bloc after Britons narrowly voted to exit in a 2016 referendum.

Late Saturday, Johnson reluctantly sent European Council President Donald Tusk a letter legally imposed on him by parliament requesting an extension — but refused to sign it.

Member of Parliaments triggered a law requiring him to write to EU leaders asking to delay Brexit, to avoid the risk that Britain crashes out in less than a fortnight’s time.

Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove, the government’s Brexit planning chief, was adamant that Britain would leave the EU on schedule.

“Yes. We are going to leave on October 31. We have the means and the ability to do so,” he told Sky News television.

Naija News recalls that Johnson had announced that the UK and the European Union have agreed a new Brexit Deal.

He made the disclosure in a tweet on his verified Twitter account last Thursday.

The UK PM revealed that the full deal should be concluded by parliament on Saturday.

The British Prime Minister also said with the deal in place, his administration will now focus on other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime, and the environment.

“We’ve got a great new deal that takes back control — now Parliament should get Brexit done on Saturday so we can move on to other priorities like the cost of living, the NHS, violent crime and our environment #GetBrexitDone #TakeBackControl,” Johnson said in the tweet.

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.