UK was scheduled to leave the European Union after October 31 however the Prime Minister was forced to ask for an extension after MPs voted to prevent a no-deal Brexit.
European Council president Donald Tusk announced this morning that EU ambassadors have agreed to delay Brexit to January 31, 2020.
He tweeted: ‘The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a #Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020. The decision is expected to be formalised through a written procedure.’
Boris Johnson agreed a new deal for Britain to leave the EU earlier this month but MPs voted for extra time to scrutinise it.
MPs are due to hold a vote on whether to have a general election in December this year, just over two years after the last one in June 2017.
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