A law passed by Britain’s parliament this month requires PM Boris Johnson to ask the EU for a three-month delay to Brexit if a deal is not approved by October 19.
The contours of a possible Brexit deal are now clear so divorce talks between Britain and the European Union are at a crucial juncture, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday denied lying to Queen Elizabeth over the reasons for suspending the British parliament after a court ruled his decision was unlawful and opponents called for lawmakers to be recalled to discuss Brexit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday there was still every chance for Britain’s divorce from the European Union (EU) to take place with a deal although Berlin is prepared for a disorderly Brexit in case that does not happen.
Boxed in by parliament, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s next move on the Brexit chessboard will most likely be played with the ruthless bravura that his senior adviser, Dominic Cummings, built his reputation on.