Parliament votes Yes to Brexit bill but no to 31st departure
Prime minster Johnson last night secured a crucial commons majority of 30 as MP’s voted convincingly to back the new withdrawal bill from the EU. Despite backing the leave bill, MP’s immediately voted against Johnson’s attempt to rush the bill through the house of commons to secure an exit by the 31st of October as promised. The EU will now decide if they want to offer the UK an extension to Brexit to allow the legislation to progress through parliament at a more sedate pace. Despite the positivity around the common’s majority on Brexit, the failure to secure an exit by the 31st of October will likely spell another push by the PM for a general election spelling more uncertainty for the UK for the remainder of the year.