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European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline

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Published on October 28, 2019 - Duration: 00:31s

European leaders agree 'flextension', missing October 31 Brexit deadline

Britain will remain in the European Union until next year unless Parliament ratifies Boris Johnson's Brexit deal sooner, the remaining member states have agreed.

Following a meeting of ambassadors, European Council president Donald Tusk said the EU 27 would accept the UK's request for a Brexit "flextension" until January 31.

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