BORIS Johnson promised he’d be “dead in a ditch” before agreeing to a Brexit extension.
But the October 31 deadline has come and gone, and the UK remains in the EU. Here’s what you need to know.
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What happens on January 31?
The UK was originally due to leave the EU on March 29, 2019.
But two extensions and three and a half years after the referendum, and there’s still no sign of a done deal.
Johnson had pledged a “do or die” Brexit by October 31, 2019, but was forced to request a “flextension” after a No Deal was taken off the table.
The EU has now agreed the new deadline of January 31, 2020, with a previous exit possible.
Boris Johnson has called a General Election on December 12 to break the Brexit deadlock – and will be hoping for a Conservatives win to see through his deal.
- November 4 – New Speaker of the House announced.
- December 12 – General Election.
- January 31, 2020 – Current deadline for leaving the EU.
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