Boris Johnson agrees to EU extension of Brexit deadline until January 31

Monday - 28/10/2019 15:16
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union to January 31 after the bloc agreed earlier on Monday to grant the extension, while also urging the EU to accept no more delays.

The European Union agreed Monday to grant Britain a new Brexit delay until January 31 next year, just three days before the UK was due to exit the bloc.

"The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020," EU Council chief Donald Tusk said of the idea of a "flexible extension", which means Britain could go earlier if its fractious parliament ratifies the divorce bill.

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 Keywords: Brexit, U.K, European Union

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