The UK moved closer to leaving the EU on Friday (20 December) as lawmakers comfortably passed Boris Johnson’s Brexit Withdrawal bill.
The EU27 ambassadors agreed on Monday (28 October) to extend the Brexit negotiations for a further three months until 31 January although the UK will be able to leave as soon as the ratification of the withdrawal agreement is completed.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday (24 October) abandoned his promise to take the UK out of the European Union at the end of October and instead set out new plans to force a general election on 12 December.
The House of Commons backed Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill to proceed for a second reading on Tuesday (22 October) but against fast-tracking the process as the government proposed, hence pushing for a delay.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will try to drive the legislation needed to take Britain out of the European Union through parliament in the next 10 days, or else break his "do or die" pledge to leave on 31 October.
UK lawmakers inflicted an embarrassing procedural defeat on Boris Johnson on Saturday (19 October) that will force the UK Prime Minister to request an extension from EU leaders.
The EU and UK are on the brink of a Brexit deal, but it is unclear whether the Democratic Unionist Party will agree to the new agreement, and when UK lawmakers will vote on the deal.
Any Brexit deal struck by Prime Minister Boris Johnson will need to be put to the British people in a referendum if it is to pass the UK Parliament, a cross-party group of UK lawmakers told EURACTIV on Wednesday (16 October).
The chances of an election before the UK leaves the EU are rapidly receding but the political and constitutional battle between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and parliamentarians is set to continue to intensify.
Embattled UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will make one final attempt next Monday (9 September) to set a general election for 15 October as it became increasingly unlikely that the country would ask the EU to stay in the bloc beyond the 31 October dead...