Boris Johnson’s rushed timetable for exiting the EU has been defeated in the Commons, by a margin of 308-322 – slightly larger than the SKWAWKBOX predicted – just after his withdrawal bill passed its second reading.
Johnson is likely to move to a short ‘technical extension’ to allow implementation, meaning a mid-November exit date. This is good news for Labour and would mean a likely February 2020 date for a general election. He has paused the bill temporarily.
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