LONDON, Sep 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Queen Elizabeth II has promulgated the law passed last week by Parliament to block the United Kingdom from leaving the European Union without any agreement on October 31, the president of the House of Lords announced Monday.
The Lords gave the final approval on Friday to the text that had previously been approved by the House of Commons. This text asks the Government to request an extension of Brexit – until January 31 – if it fails to ratify an agreement or a permit from Parliament to remove the United Kingdom from the EU without a compromise.
The signing of the monarch, a simple process within the entire political debate, has reached only a few hours before Parliament suspends its activity until mid-October, according to a proposal by the Boris Johnson Government. The longest suspension in recent UK history will conclude on October 14.
A spokesman for Downing Street has confirmed to the media that Parliament will be closed once the procedures planned for this Monday have been completed, including the debate on a motion by the Executive for an electoral advance.
Johnson's office has insisted that the 'premier' “is not going to seek an extension” of Article 50, whose activation began more than two years ago the process of breaking up the United Kingdom from the EU. “If the deputies want to solve this, there is an easy way, to vote today in favor of elections and for the citizens to decide,” said the spokesman, according to 'The Guardian'.
The Government's plan is to fix these elections by October 15, but the block opposition has already announced that it will oppose the expectation of clear guarantees that there will be no Brexit without an agreement on the 31st of the same month. Thus, the main opposition formations bet to call the elections not before November 1 and with the extension of the divorce already established.