The UK will leave the EU with Johnson’s deal: Downing Street source

The assertion from Downing Street comes at a time when there is increasing speculation of an election before Christmas.

As per a senior source from Downing Street, the UK will ultimately leave the European Union on terms set out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal despite recent headwinds coming from parliament, which has essentially complicated the timing of the divorce.

“This ends with us leaving with the PM’s deal,” said the source on the condition of anonymity. “We will leave with a deal, with the PM’s deal.”

On the question of when Brexit would happen given the deadline of October 31, the source said, “Parliament has taken back control.” On the question of whether there will be an election before Christmas, the source said, “Perhaps,”. “We shall see.”

It is more than three years since the historic referendum which saw a vote of 52-48 to leave the European Union. The United Kingdom is waiting for the EU to decide how long the latest delay to Brexit should be.

While Johnson has managed to clinch a last-minute deal a week ago in Brussels, on Tuesday the British parliament voted 329 to 299 in favor of the second reading of the legislation for the deal but defeated his extremely tight legislative timetable.

It is now up to the EU to decide how long it wants to delay Brexit.

As per a source from the Labour party, talks are ongoing to set a timetable to pass the Brexit legislation.



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