04 November 2019 - EU agrees to Brexit "flextension" until January 31
Prime Minister agrees to Brexit ‘flextension’ until January 31
Sebastian Payne, Jim Brunsden and Mehreen Khan (Financial Times, 28/10/2019)
Boris Johnson has accepted a Brexit extension until January 31 and urged EU leaders not to grant any further delays as he pushes for a general election before the end of the year.
National ambassadors from the 27 other EU member states approved a “flextension” on Monday that could last as long as the end of January but which gives the UK the possibility to leave the bloc sooner if its withdrawal agreement has been ratified.
Boris Johnson's general election gamble
Anushka Asthana (The Guardian, 31/10/2019)
Britain is bracing itself for a winter election on 12 December after MPs finally supported Boris Johnson’s call to let voters decide which party should take control of the Brexit talks. It comes just over two years after the last election left no party with a majority and a deadlock in parliament.
Heather Stewart joins Anushka Asthana to discuss how the parties will aim to attract votes in what is being called the most volatile election in a generation. Voters have never been more willing to switch parties and the divide on Brexit could produce unpredictable local results.
General Election 2019: What does 'Get Brexit done,' mean?
Chris Morris (BBC News, 03/11/2019)
The Conservative slogan "Get Brexit done" suggests a quick and easy path to leaving the European Union (EU), allowing the UK to focus on other things apart from Brexit. But it's not that simple.
We know Brexit has been delayed again. No longer 29 March, nor 31 October, it's now been pushed back to 31 January 2020.
If a deal is done, Brexit could happen before that, or it could be delayed again.
General Election 2019: The five paths to power
Isla Glaister (SkyNews, 04/11/2019)
For the third time in just over four-and-a-half years, the people of the UK will vote at a general election - and they will determine not only which party gets to govern, but also the winner in the bitter battle between Leave and Remain.
Westminster has been paralysed by the 2016 referendum, with Brexit splintering decades-old party allegiances.