British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally agreed to the EU’s decision to postpone Brexit until January 31, 2020, according to his letter to the head of the European Council Donald Tusk.
At the same time, he said that he would like to withdraw the country from the European Union before this date. Johnson stressed that he believed such a decision harmed British democracy and “relationships with friends in Europe.”
“I would prefer that the British Parliament quickly ratify the deal we reached. Unfortunately, I am extremely concerned that Parliament may never do this and therefore a further postponement of Brexit is possible,” the letter reads.
He also asked the EU leadership to promise that this deadline would be final and that further extension after January 31 would not be possible.
There is plenty of time to consider the terms of the deal. I will not let Parliament just extend its membership of the European Union over and over again
On Monday it became known that the leaders of the EU countries agreed to postpone Brexit from October 31 this year until January 31, 2020. The letter requesting a postponement was sent just over a week ago by the British Prime Minister.
European Council President Donald Tusk has said it is a “flexible” Brexit extension. This implies that Britain could leave the EU by 31 January 2020 if Johnson quickly reaches an agreement with Parliament on the issue.
Position and letters
Johnson has repeatedly said he is a supporter of a “hard Brexit” and the best thing for the country is to leave the EU on October 31. The amendment, which obliged the Prime Minister to request a postponement, was adopted by British MPs on 20 October.
The head of the Cabinet sent three letters to the President of the European Council Donald Tusk. One contained a law passed by Parliament to extend Brexit, while the other two said Johnson was opposed to delays and wanted to take the country out of the European Union on October 31, but was forced to submit to parliament that “accepted this. solution.”