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British Parliament Passes Letwin Amendment to Delay Brexit Deal with European Union by 3 Months

  • The British Parliament has delayed a vote on the Brexit deal by 3 months after an amendment was approved by the parliament with a vote of 322 to 306. Though the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on October 31, the passage of the Letwin Amendment has now forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline from the EU to January 31, 2020, under the Benn Act. However, confusion prevailed of what Johnson will do when he said after the voting that he’ll not negotiate a delay with the European Union and the concerned law doesn’t compel him to do so. In case, PM Johnson agrees to ask for an extension from the EU, it will be the first time during the 3-year long negotiation process of Brexit.