brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. MPs dramatically torpedoed Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans tonight – plunging the country further into chaos. The PM faces delaying his ‘do or die’ departure date after his effort to force through a high-speed timetable for passing key legislation was defeated. The setback came minutes after Mr Johnson’s deal was approved in principle by 329 to 299 after hours of tense debate in the House of Commons, meaning it has cleared the initial hurdle towards becoming law. It is the first time any agreement has been backed in a vote by MPs – and the margin was significantly larger than had been expected. But despite the historic breakthrough, Mr Johnson is still struggling to gather the numbers to pass the programme motion – which lays down the incredibly tight 72-hour Parliamentary schedule necessary so he can honour his ‘do or die’ vow to get out of the EU by October 31. Earlier, the premier delivered a stark message to waverers, saying rejection of the timetable would mean the legislation being abandoned. ‘I will in no way allow months more of this,’ he told a raucous chamber. ‘If parliament refuses to allow Brexit to happen and instead gets its… Read full this story
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