The UK Parliament just sat on a Saturday for the first time in 37 years to try and get Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal agreed.
Instead of passing the new deal into Law, The UK parliament narrowly voted for a controversial amendment to hold off approval for the prime minister’s new Brexit deal.
As a result, the PM is now required to ask the EU to extend the 31 October deadline – something he is dead set against.
A planned vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal was pre-empted when MPs adopted an amendment which effectively requires the PM to ask for a third extension to the UK’s planned departure.
The primary aim of the amendment is to make sure that Britain can’t leave the EU on 31 October without legislation in place.
By law, Mr Johnson now has to ask the EU for another extension, but he insists he won’t do this.
He says he’ll introduce legislation to leave at the end of the month, giving MPs a choice of his deal or no deal.