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Brexit: PM sends EU unsigned request seeking Brexit delay – BBC News

Boris Johnson has sent a request to the EU for a delay to Brexit – but without his signature.

The request was accompanied by a second letter, signed by Mr Johnson, which says he believes that a delay would be a mistake.

The PM was required by law to ask the EU for an extension to the 31 October deadline after losing a Commons vote.

EU Council President Donald Tusk tweeted that he had received the extension request.

He did not provide details of its content, but added that he will now consult EU leaders “on how to react”.

Hours after losing a crunch vote in a historic Saturday session in the House of Commons, the prime minister ordered a senior diplomat to send an unsigned photocopy of the call by MPs set out in the so-called Benn Act, passed last month.

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House of Lords debates no-deal Brexit LIVE

Lords debate the Bill aimed to stop a no-deal Brexit. The government has said the bill will complete its passage through the Lords today. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

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Boris Johnson’s call for general election rejected by MPs – BBC News

Boris Johnson has faced a double defeat in the Commons after MPs turned down his motion for a general election.

Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit if the PM hadn’t agreed a plan with the EU ahead of the 31 October deadline.

Mr Johnson said the bill “scuppered” negotiations and the only way forward now was an election.

But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the PM of “playing a disingenuous game” to force a no-deal Brexit.

He said his party would back an election after the bill had been passed, but not before.

Both the SNP and the Liberal Democrats also criticised the prime minister’s motion as a plot to make sure the UK left the EU without a deal.

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Brexit: Theresa May to ask EU for further extension – BBC News

Theresa May will ask the EU for an extension to the Brexit deadline to “break the log jam” in Parliament.

The PM says she wants to meet Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to agree a plan on the future relationship with the EU.

But she insisted her withdrawal agreement – which was voted down last week – would remain part of the deal.

Mrs May said she wanted the extension to be “as short as possible” – before 22 May so the UK does not have to take part in European elections.

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MPs reject all Brexit options again – BBC News

None of the four Brexit options put forward by MPs was backed in a series of votes.

The options were for a Common Market 2.0, a customs union with the EU, a confirmatory public vote and parliamentary supremacy.

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MPs vote against the Prime Minister’s divorce deal -BBC News

MPs have again rejected Theresa May’s EU withdrawal agreement on the day the UK was due to leave the EU.

The government lost by 344 votes to 286. It means the UK has missed an EU deadline to leave with a deal and delay Brexit until 22nd May.

So for now, 12th April is our Brexit day. Either we leave with no deal, or the Prime Minister asks Brussels for an extension – and it could be a long one.

Part of the BBC News at Ten’s Brexit coverage.

Parliament to vote again on Brexit – BBC News

The British government has confirmed that parliament will vote on Brexit again on Friday, but only on one part of the deal reached with the European Union.
Members of parliament will vote on the withdrawal agreement including the Irish ‘backstop’, divorce bill and citizens’ rights.

But it will not amount to a third ‘meaningful vote’ on the deal, as it will not include a vote on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

Meanwhile the British Chambers of Commerce said MPs need to stop “chasing rainbows” when it comes to resolving the Brexit impasse. At their annual conference, they said the Brexit uncertainty is already doing “real world damage” to the UK economy.

The 29th March was meant to be the day that Britain left the European Union. The BBC has been talking to voters in Weston-Super-Mare in North Somerset, where like the UK as a whole, they voted 52 to 48 in favour of Leaving.

Part of the BBC News at Ten’s Brexit coverage.

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Brexit Vote: MPs back indicative process in vote – BBC News

MPs approve the business motion by 331 to 287, and will now start the main debate on Brexit options.
Speaker John Bercow announces that he has selected the following eight choices:
No Deal
Common market 2.0
EFTA and EEA
Customs union
Labour’s alternative plan
Revocation to avoid no deal
Confirmatory public vote
Contingent preferential arrangements

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May updates Parliament on Brexit negotiations after EU summit – watch live

Theresa May has told MPs she does not have enough support to win a third meaningful vote on her Brexit deal.
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MPs debate taking control of Brexit LIVE

MPs are debating whether they should have a say on alternatives to Theresa May’s Brexit deal and take control of the process from the Prime Minister.

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