British Prime Minister reiterates to Tusk that he wants the United Kingdom to leave the EU on October 31
LONDON, Oct. 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the main opposition leader, Labor Jeremy Corbyn, met on Wednesday without achieving a timetable to approve the law that will allow the country to leave the European Union, paralyzed after the 'no 'of Parliament to accelerated processing.
With the threat of a new extension of Brexit and the possibility of an electoral advance on the table, Johnson and Corbyn have seen each other, although without reaching any conclusion. In the House of Commons, they have also again demonstrated their differences.
Downing Street sources have assured that the opposition leader “has made it clear that he has no other policy other than delays and spend 2020 holding referendums,” according to 'The Guardian'.
For its part, a Labor spokesman has insisted that Corbyn demands “a reasonable timetable for discussing, analyzing and amending the law of the Withdrawal Agreement”, as well as early elections as long as the “threat” of a possible exit has been withdrawn abrupt EU.
Johnson has directly questioned Corbyn in Parliament to explain “how he intends to fulfill his promise” to respect the results of the June 2016 referendum and “get Brexit.” The 'premier' has insisted that “he does not want a delay” of the exit, although he is “waiting” for what the EU responds.
The Government sent two letters to Brussels on Saturday: one unsigned to formally request the extension and another signed one in which Johnson opposes what would be the third postponement. The 'premier' has admitted that they are preparing for a possible abrupt departure on October 31.
The EU negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, has affirmed that the decision of said extension corresponds to the remaining 27 EU member states and that there are already “consultations”, although he has previously requested “some clarification from the British side” on what will be “the next step” in London, according to Sky News.
Johnson spoke Wednesday with the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, who has reiterated that his administration opposes a possible postponement. “We have been very clear and we would like Brexit on October 31,” said a spokesman for Downing Street, according to Reuters.
For his part, Tusk explained on Twitter that he has informed Johnson of the reasons why he has “recommended” the heads of state and government to accept the extension request.