UK authorities is not going to take part in Brexit deal vote if Letwin modification passes -BBC

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – The British authorities is not going to participate in a vote on its Brexit deal on Saturday if lawmakers again a proposal which seeks to withhold assist for a deal till formal ratification laws has handed, the BBC’s political editor mentioned.

The proposal, put ahead by former Conservative lawmaker Oliver Letwin, has a robust probability of being accepted, which means a subsequent vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal would now not be a so-called “significant vote” to approve it.

As an alternative, Johnson’s Downing Avenue workplace would inform Conservative lawmakers they might go house reasonably than keep to take part within the vote, and would convey ahead the laws required to ratify a deal on Monday, the BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reported.

“No. 10 plans to ship MPs house in the event that they vote for Letwin – however govt will introduce the invoice on Monday,” Kuenssberg mentioned on Twitter. She additionally reported that Johnson would write to the EU to request an extension to Brexit if the Letwin modification handed.

(Reporting by Man Faulconbridge, Writing by Kylie MacLellan; modifying by Michael Holden)

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