EU Leaders Meet to Mull Brexit Extension
On the heels of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s admission that delivering Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline is impossible, EU officials in Brussels today are debating the length of the extension they’ll offer. So far, speculation has centered on a three-month “flextension,” whereby the U.K. could withdraw before Jan. 31 if Parliament signs off.
Will British voters weigh in? Johnson has demanded a Dec. 12 parliamentary election — and that the opposition Labour Party, which also wants a vote, help approve his Brexit deal by Nov. 6.
Check out OZY’s Special Briefing asking why Johnson wants an election so badly.