Thursday June 4, 2020

EU waiting for rebel MPs to act, UK believes

A debate on September 9, and votes around it, will be a first indication of the strength of opposition to a no-deal Brexit in parliament, and whether there is a route to tying Johnson’s hands

13th August, 2019
Can MPs tie Johnson's hands? Pic: Getty

The UK government does not expect the European Union to shift its position on Brexit for at least a month, a person familiar with the matter said.

EU leaders are waiting to see if those MPs, including members of Johnson’s own Conservative Party, are able to use proceedings in the House of Commons to tie Johnson’s hands, according to the person. September 9 is shaping up to be an occasion when those rebels could act,...

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