Brexit negotiators were able agreed a last-minute deal with the EU last week which does away with the Irish backstop and replaces it with customs declarations on goods crossing the Irish Sea instead, this has seen the chances of a no-deal Brexit drop considerably.
However Prime Minister Boris Johnson was unable to get the deal passed through Parliament in a special Saturday sitting, with MPs voting by 322 to 306 in favour of an amendment which withholds approval until legislation to implement the deal is in place.
As a result Mr Johnson was forced to write to the President of the European Council on Saturday night formally requesting for an extension to the Brexit deadline. Under legislation...
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