20 Oct 2019

Boris Johnson insists UK will still leave EU by October 31 ahead of showdown week

Boris Johnson is insisting the UK will leave the European Union in eleven days time – despite sending an unsigned letter to the EU asking for an extension.

Another showdown in the House of Commons now looms as early as tomorrow when the Speaker will decide if Mr Johnson can hold a ‘meaningful vote’ on his Brexit deal. Ministers claim they have enough votes to get it through.

Our political correspondent Liz Bates has the latest.