Brexit coming to crossroads

Britain leaving the European Union took a step closer over the weekend.

British MPs sat on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to debate and vote on a special new agreement. The agreement was developed by new Prime Minster Boris Johnson.

But after several hours of debate, the deal was put on hold after MPs voted in favour of a change to the law.

The new law means that Boris Johnson has to send a letter to the EU requesting a Brexit extension. He didn’t want to do this so he sent a letter but controversially he didn’t signed it. He’s also sent another letter to Brussels in which he said he believes a delay would be a mistake.

Boris Johnson has previously said he would do anything to avoid asking the EU for a delay and the UK would leave on 31 October.

So the EU will now consider Boris Johnson’s letter, but a Brexit extension can’t be agreed unless all 27 EU nations are in agreement.

Everything is very much still up in the air but as the 31st October gets closer it will be interesting to see what happens.

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