Brexit: European commission confirms it is considering extension – live news | Politics

Brexit: European commission confirms it is considering extension – live news | Politics












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The Guardian’s deputy political editor, Rowena Mason, has this from the morning’s lobby briefing.

No 10 confirmed that the government will pull the meaningful vote if anyone tries to amend it with a “Letwin 2”-style change. This is all pretty hypothetical as John Bercow, the Speaker, seems likely to rule it out of order this afternoon.

Why is the government so keen on a meaningful vote when it also needs to pass a withdrawal agreement bill? The theory is that if it passed, then Boris Johnson would try to rescind his request to the EU for an article 50 extension, arguing MPs have given their consent for a deal. This morning, No 10 refused to comment on whether this ruse could be tried.

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European commission is considering Brexit extension

The European commission has confirmed that – despite the prime minister’s unconventional approach to requesting a further Brexit delay – Brussels is considering the terms of a further prolongation of the UK’s membership.

A European commission spokeswoman said:


President Tusk is now consulting leaders of the EU27 on this and it is first and foremost for the UK to explain the next steps. We from our side, of course, follow all the events in London this week very closely.

What I can also add, the ratification process has been launched on the EU side. Michel Barnier debriefed EU ambassadors of the EU27 yesterday and he will debrief the European parliament’s Brexit steering group this afternoon in Strasbourg. And as I mentioned, he will also debrief the college of commissioners.

The request to extend article 50 was made by the UK’s permanent representative to the EU. President Tusk acknowledged receipt of the request on Saturday and stated that he’s now consulting with the EU27. So this form does not change anything.

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