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Brexit Deadline Extended By 3 Months

Brexit Deadline Extended By 3 Months

The European Union on Monday agreed to extend the deadline for Brexit to 31 January 2020, according to a tweet from the European Council president Donald Tusk.


Tusk has said that the bloc would allow for a so-called "flextension," which means the UK (United Kingdom) could leave the EU before the deadline if a deal was approved by its Parliament, a BBC report said.

While the EU had agreed to Britain's request for an extension in the deadline last Friday, the bloc's 27 ambassadors meet on Monday in Brussels to agree on a date.

This comes at a time when the British MPs (members of the parliament) are preparing to vote on a proposal by Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a snap election in December.

BBC News said that the draft text of an agreement for the 27 EU ambassadors also included a commitment that the Withdrawal Agreement on the UK's exit from the EU cannot be renegotiated in future.

The earlier deadline was set on 31 October 2019.

The people of the UK had voted in a referendum to quit the EU over three years ago but the British parliament has remained divided over how, when and even whether to leave triggering a spiralling political crisis in the UK.

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