British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been forced to request an extension from the EU on the Brexit date that was set for October 31st of this year. Johnson and Britain have yet to receive an answer from the European Union, whose various leaders have mixed feelings about extending a deadline on Britain’s departure.
Johnson and his conservative party also attempted today to hold a vote on his recently prepared Brexit bill, but were denied by speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, under the premise that the same measure cannot be considered more than once during a session.
A second referendum on Brexit is also being discussed, and most polls show that Britain would vote to stay in the EU this time around. The EU can use either this potential referendum or a general election as a condition for allowing a Brexit deadline extension. If a general election happens, whoever gains more seats in Parliament will determine the fate of Britain’s future on trade.