We are expecting formal notification Tuesday or Wednesday that the EU has agreed the UK’s request for an extension of Brexit. In a tweet this morning President of the European Council explained that a ‘flextention’ was due to be agreed formally by a written procedure. This means that the request to extend Brexit until the 31st January 2020 is approved or until such time as the UK Parliament agree a deal with the EU.
In his Tweet Donald Tusk posted:
“The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK’s request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.”
In the meantime the UK Parliament are due to vote today on setting a date for a general election. A BBC report this morning explains:
“It comes as (UK) MPs prepare to vote on proposals by Boris Johnson for an early general election on 12 December. The SNP and Lib Dems have also proposed an election on 9 December.”
We are Europe Direct East Midlands (North) will endeavour to keep you up to date with developments.