Brexit delayed by three more months as EU grants extension
The EU will grant Britain a Brexit 'flextension' to January 31 next year, Donald Tusk confirmed this morning.
Boris Johnson's hopes of leaving the EU by October 31st are in tatters, now that the European Council President has confirmed the UK would get another three months to break its deadlock by either passing a deal or holding a general election.
The news comes after French President Macron appeared to drop his opposition to another delay and amidst a new SNP and Lib Dem plot to back a December General Election.
Labour will now be under pressure to back a December 12th election when it gets put to a vote in the House of Commons this afternoon.
Mr Corbyn said previously that a No Deal Brexit must be ruled out for him to back one and if the EU gives the country more time in the form of an extension.
In a tweet, Mr Tusk said: "The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020.
"The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure."
It's reported that draft documents could have December 1 and January 1 as potential Brexit days if Boris Johnson's deal is passed by the Commons before the extension deadline.