Brexit Agreement Passed, but Timetable Rejected

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 10/23/19 5:00 PM

On October 22, 2019, the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to pass the European Union Withdrawal Agreement Bill proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson through its second reading.  This passes the bill to next stage, which allows for amendments to be made.  Parliament also voted to reject the implementation timetable, citing a need for further scrutiny.

Prime Minister Johnson requested a three month extension to either come to a deal or agree to proceed with a no deal Brexit on October 19, 2019, in accordance with the “Benn Act,” but the extension request has not yet been approved by the European Union.

The minutes from the October 22, 2019 Parliament session, including the results of both votes, can be found here:

The text of the agreement can be found here:

The Political Declaration Setting out the Framework for the Future Relationship Between the European Union and the United Kingdom can be found here:

The EU’s frequently asked questions page on Brexit can be found here:

Topics: EU, UK, Brexit, European Union

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